Fresh Ginger Lemonade


We’ll set the scene for you: it’s 1pm, the sun is shining down on your shoulders, and you’re outside enjoying the smell of your freshly cut lawn with all the time in the world. Man, wouldn’t a lemonade go down so well right now? 

We’ve got you. Zingy, tangy, fresh and sweet, this ginger lemonade has all the elements you need for a refreshing beverage!

What you need

Small saucepan

Wooden spoon

Citrus juicer

Large pitcher

Glasses for serving



  • 1.5 – 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 6-8 large lemons)
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated white sugar
  • 4cm piece of fresh ginger, cut into chunks 
  • 1L cold water
  • Plenty of ice
  • Teeny tiny pinch of salt (optional)
  • Optional garnish: lemon slices


Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine the ginger, sugar and 1 cup of water over medium heat and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool completely. Leave the ginger in there until completely cooled, then remove. 

Step 2

In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, cooled simple syrup, lemon slices, salt (if using) and the remaining cold water. Stir well to combine.

Step 3

Taste the lemonade and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your liking by adding more sugar or more lemon juice, if necessary.

Step 4

Fill glasses with ice and pour the lemonade over the top. Enjoy!


  • Ginger: Not a fan? Strange link for you to click then. But hey, you can definitely use other ingredients to liven up your lemonade, including: mint, berries, kiwi, pomegranate, peach, cucumber. Whatever floats your boat! Experiment with a small batch (maybe one cup), before adding to the whole jug. 
  • Storage: Can store in the fridge for up to a week.

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