Refreshing Mauby Drink

A refreshing drink made from the mauby bark with various health benefits

Mauby drink - A good old fashioned refreshing Caribbean drink made from the bark of a Mauby tree. #HomeMadeZagat

As much as food is important in the Caribbean, drinks are running a close second. We have a collection of staple drinks like peanut punch, rum punch, hot cocoa, Guinness punch, sorrel and then there’s mauby. A classic drink found on many a table during Sunday dinner.

Do you have a drink that your parents made that you just absolutely refused to drink as a child? Mauby was that for me. It has a very very distinct flavor and somewhat of a bitter aftertaste. The after taste was the main reason, I emphatically told my mother "No thanks" when she made it. It is PUNGENT. Some people like it to have an extremely strong aftertaste, I rather it to be milder.

This drink is the result of boiling the bark of a mauby tree with additional spices. You then get a bitter concentrate that you dilute and sweeten to your liking.

Mauby drink - A good old fashioned refreshing Caribbean drink made from the bark of a Mauby tree. #HomeMadeZagat

Besides the strong aftertaste, mauby is extremely refreshing. It is known to provide health benefits that include:
        • Lowering cholesterol levels
        • Aiding in alleviating arthritic pain
        • Having a high vitamin and mineral content
Actually making the drink is pretty easy. It requires you boiling, leaving the bark and spices to seep for a few hours (or even overnight), strain and store. One the concentrate is done, take a little and dilute and sweeten to your liking. The concentrate can be stored in the fridge for up to about 3 months, allowing you to make a glass of this whenever you feel like it.

Mauby drink - A good old fashioned refreshing Caribbean drink made from the bark of a Mauby tree. #HomeMadeZagat

This drink needs to be cold. Beastly cold mauby will make your body very happy.

Mauby drink - A good old fashioned refreshing Caribbean drink made from the bark of a Mauby tree. #HomeMadeZagat

Do you think if given the chance, you would try a little of this? Let me know in the comments.



Refreshing Mauby Drink

by Home Made Zagat
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: beverage mauby Christmas Caribbean
Ingredients
  • 2 loose cups of mauby bark
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp aniseed
Instructions
Wash mauby bark, getting rid of any stones or debris that may have been missed in packaging.
Add mauby, cinnamon and aniseed to pot
Add water to pot about 1 inch above level of mauby barks
Bring to a boil and turn off
Leave to steep for 3 hours or can be left overnight.
Cool, strain and pour mixture into an airtight bottle (can be stored in fridge)

To Make Mauby to Drink
1/2 cup of concentrate
Add 3 - 4 cups water to get the taste level that you want
Add sugar to taste
You can also add a little lime juice and a few dashes of angostura bitters
Powered by Recipage

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my posts. It is much appreciated. Please, if you can like, share, yum and/or pin this, especially if you enjoyed it.


Mauby drink - A good old fashioned refreshing Caribbean drink made from the bark of a Mauby tree. #HomeMadeZagat

© Home Made Zagat. Design by MangoBlogs.