Caribbean Wash

Preparation info
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Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

This is what you ask for when you’re a kid in the Caribbean and you’re thirsty. It’s just sugar water with lime, really, and the old folks call it a ‘wash’. It’s a wonderful thirst-quencher.


  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 4 tbsp demerara sugar
  • juice of


  • Mix all the ingredients together, starting with the honey and sugar and gradually adding the liquids to make sure everything’s thoroughly blended. Taste to see whether you need more water or sugar.
  • Give it all a good stir to help the cinnamon release its flavour and leave in the fridge, covered, for a couple of hours so the flavour can infuse even more (the demera