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Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Sweet Hands

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

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This popular cold drink is made from the boiled bark of the carob tree and tastes very much like root beer. Bottled Mauby is available in Caribbean stores and online, as is the dried bark.


  • 1 tablespoon crumbled dried mauby bark
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange peel
  • 2 whole cloves
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of mace
  • 2 cups light brown sugar


  1. Place the mauby bark, orange peel, cloves, cinnamon stick, and mace in a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Combine the mauby brew with 23 cups of water and the brown sugar. Mix very well.
  3. Strain the mauby into sterilized glass containers, seal tightly, and store in a cool, dry place for 3 days. Mauby can be stored, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.