Sarah Graham’s Baobab Ginger Beer

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100g fresh ginger, peeled

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp baobab powder

¼ cup coconut sugar (or sticky brown sugar)

2 large lemons, juice of both and zest of 1 (if you like)

1 cup just-boiled water

750ml sparkling water

Fresh mint and lemon slices and lots of ice, to serve


1 Blitz the fresh ginger and baobab powder in a handheld blender or food processor.

2 Mix all of the ingredients except the water together in a small pot, add in 1 cup of water and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool and steep for a further 5-10 minutes.

3 Strain the mixture to a glass jug or wide-necked bottle, top with sparkling water, and refrigerate until needed, or serve immediately over ice with fresh mint and lemon wedges.

So refreshing and delicious, this the perfect accompaniment to a warm afternoon spent in the garden with friends. 

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