Aunty Rita's Mauby
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A refreshing bitter sweet drink made from the bark of the Mauby tree.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Guyanese
Serves: 8
  • ½ ounce Mauby Bark
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 cups brown sugar (or more to taste)
  • ½ navel orange
  • 1 gallon water
  1. Add 4 cups of water, mauby bark, cinnamon stick, cloves and the ½ of an orange (skin on) to a sauce pan on high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling reduce the heat to about medium and let simmer for 15 minutes. Be careful not to let it boil over or have the liquid evaporate.
  3. After 15 minutes remove from the heat and let the liquid rest in the sauce pan over night.
  4. Next day strain off the cinnamon stick, cloves and orange. Then pour the liquid into a large container. Add remaining water (about 12 cups) and the sugar.
  5. Stir until sugar fully dissolves, then cover and let sit for at least 2 days.
  6. By the end of day 2, the Mauby will ripen (ferment) and be ready to drink.
  7. Serve over ice or chilled.
1. Mauby before it ferments is quite bitter so if you venture to taste it be careful
Recipe by Metemgee at