African Ginger; Stops hexes and Curses, cures mouth sores.
Yield : Makes about 2½ quarts, 10 servings
2 quarts water
½ pound fresh ginger, thinly sliced
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup honey
1. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of the water with the ginger, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and honey, and let cool completely.
2. Strain the ginger mixture into a large pitcher, and add the remaining 1½ quarts water. Add the ice cubes, and let stand until well chilled before serving.
Ginger beer is a favorite drink in West Africa and the Caribbean, where it floats from island to island in slightly different forms.