Ginger Lemonade

Ginger Lemonade with Lemon and Mint Garnish,

Ginger Lemonade is a wonderfully different, refreshing lemonade recipe, an ideal choice for a non-alcoholic brunch drink. The lovely garnish of lemon, mint and/or pineapple makes the drink look as good as it tastes.

It's ideally suited to a backyard barbecue, as well. Perhaps one pitcher of lemonade and one of sangria.

If you prefer your lemonade a little tart (and tingly from the ginger) feel free to cut back on the sugar or sweeten to taste with honey or agave nectar. We do.

Ginger Lemonade

9 cups of water, divided
1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger
1 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Lemon slices, mint sprigs, pineapple sticks

Thin-slice the ginger and set aside. Pour 2 cups of water in a glass jar and bring to a boil in the microwave. (Or use a non-reactive saucepan on the stove.) Remove, plop the ginger in, and cover with the lid. Let the ginger steep for about 10 minutes to make ginger tea. Then strain out the ginger, replace the lid and chill well in the refrigerator.

Stir the sugar into 1 cup of boiling water to make simple syrup. Stir until dissolved.

Pour the remaining 6 cups of water into a large pitcher. Add the simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir, cover and chill.

Before serving, stir the ginger tea into the pitcher of lemonade.

Serve over ice with a garnish of thin-sliced lemon and a sprig of mint, and/or a long pineapple stick. Serves 8.

Gallon Jug Option:
I have a nice gallon jug that I use to make lemonade, sangria, and gobs of other drinks. To make the lemonade, use a little larger piece of ginger, 2 cups of lemon juice and 1-1/2 cups of sugar, give or take depending on how sweet you like it, dissolved in water. Pour the ginger tea and simple syrup into the jug and fill with water. Nice and easy.

Double this recipe and you can put it in the punch bowl. Good punch.

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