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citrusy, homemade ginger soda by margaretandjoy.wordpress.com

May 29, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves many
Author Notes

We originally made this hot ginger drink with honey, lemon and fresh grated ginger juice in a saucepan on the stove as a more adult flavored alternative to hot cider to stave off the winter chill. The hot drink recipe was adapted from Miraval Resort in Tucson, AZ – one of our best vacations together with our guys ever! We can’t wait to go back, but in the meantime – now that the weather is getting warm, we've realized that it works wonderfully as a delicious, handmade chilled soda base in summer months, as well!

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup ginger juice plus extra grated ginger for zing
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups honey
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 5 cups spring water
  • 1 bunch thyme sprigs or edible borage flowers for garnish
  1. Combine ingredients in saucepan.
  2. After squeezing juice out of lemon, toss the squeezed lemon into the mixture.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove lemon and let cool. Then chill in refrigerator in mason jar.
  5. Use about 1 part ginger lemon mixture to two parts sparkling water or club soda and serve well chilled or over ice. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh thyme or a few edible borage flowers if you're in a fancy mood and you're all set!

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7 Reviews

krikri April 3, 2015
How do you get ginger juice? Is it something you buy, or can you get it somehow from ginger root?
Sagegreen June 1, 2011
This sounds like the perfect balance!
n O. May 30, 2011
sounds lovely and refreshing - how about some today? n o mama
saenyc May 29, 2011
wow! can't wait to try this.... mayhaps with a little rum?
margaretre May 29, 2011
davidenyc1 May 29, 2011
This sounds so delicious... and refreshing!!
margaretre May 29, 2011
It really is - nice and spicy and not too sweet!