Complexity: easy


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 – 5 pieces mauby bark
  • 1 – 2 star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 8 cups water
  • Sugar to sweeten
  • 1 tsp aniseed essence
  • Few dashes of bitters


  1. Add the 4 cups of water to a pot with mauby, anise, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and leave on heat for approximately half hour. Strain.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, using enough sugar to sweeten to your liking. You may need to add a little more water if too bitter.

  3. Place in a large jug or bottles and store in refrigerator. Serve in a tall glass with ice.