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April 26, 2013

Spring Recipe: Ginger Lemonade

Ginger LemonadeTo wrap up our week of delicious spring recipes, we bring you a classic drink with a refreshing twist. Check it out!

Ginger Lemonade

There are few things more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade. But a secret ingredient — ginger — takes this classic drink to a whole new level. Spice up your lemonade with this in-season root and watch as your guests beg for more.

Ingredients:

8 cups water

4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cups sugar

3/4 cup honey (you can also use agave nectar)

2 lemons, thinly sliced

1/2 cup grated ginger

1 cup crushed ice

 

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and ginger over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and honey.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and let cool for about an hour.
  4. When ready to serve, add ice and garnish with lemon slices.

*If the lemonade is not sweet enough for your taste, add fine sugar to the mixture until your taste is satisfied!

For another unique twist on this warm weather favorite, check out this Frozen Mint Limonada recipe by TheShiksa.com.

 

--Ginger Lemonade Recipe by Brittany Johnson. Reprinted with permission.

--Image by istockphoto/MKucova

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