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So, ginger lemonade makes one mean mixed drink as well as a great twist on regular old lemonade. I didn’t mean to turn it into my rainy Saturday night drink, but it seemed so perfectly matched for vodka and frozen blackberries in my favorite mason jar drinking mug. I was right.
This lemonade is ridiculously simple. The ginger is as strong as you want it to be. The technique is to steep the honey and ginger in boiling water for around 30 minutes, but this time is up to you depending on the depth of ginger you want. The resulting simple syrup is infused nicely with ginger and honey; lemon juice and water to taste round it all out. The original recipe uses mint leaves too. I would totally get behind that in the future.
What else can I steep in a honey simple syrup to make some great homemade summer drinks? Rosemary lemonade? Is that crazy? I might just try it.
p.s. frozen raspberries make good ice cubes
Makes 4 cups
1/3 cup peeled fresh ginger
1/3 cup honey
2 cups boiling water
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
about 2 cups cold water
1. In a large heat proof bowl add the chopped ginger and honey. Add the boiling water. Let this simple syrup steep for around 30 minutes.
2. Using a fine mesh strainer, drain the simple syrup to a large pitcher. Add the lemon juice. Begin adding the water to taste.
3. Serve with ice cubes.