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
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
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.
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.
Taste the lemonade and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your liking by adding more sugar or more lemon juice, if necessary.
Fill glasses with ice and pour the lemonade over the top. Enjoy!
✨ RECIPE NOTES ✨
- 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.