Where do you get mauby? Mauby bark (colubrina arborescens) is sold at the market or supermarket in packs. At the market there are vendors that specialize in spices and related products; you could get all sorts of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, linseed, sea moss, processed sea moss and in some cases even bois bande bark, but that’s another story The packs usually contain a mixture of spices that go well with the mauby bark when making mauby. In the pack you get clove, aniseed, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, star anise and, of course, mauby bark. Now, mauby is also sold as a concentrate, just add water, but in my opinion nothing beats a good glass of homemade mauby. That is why I decided to show you all how we make it in Trinidad. Of course I encourage you to try your own mix of spices with the mauby bark, who knows, maybe someone will come up with a recipe for a new mauby drink ! :^)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
5 pieces of mauby bark
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp aniseed
Add about 10 cups of water and sweeten to taste ( I used 2 cups of brown sugar)
Well that’s it for another post. I hope tomorrow will not be as hot as today. Until then, bye !