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Spicy Ginger Lemonade

June 12, 2018
8 Ratings
Photo by Garden and Grain
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Unlike more sugar-laden lemonade, this recipe also free from refined white sugar and is just subtly sweet. The ginger adds a nice spiciness, but if you're not wild about ginger, you can scale back the amount noted in the recipe. —Garden and Grain

What You'll Need
  • 1 piece ginger, peeled and chopped (thumb-size)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (2-3 lemons), de-seeded
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 3 cups cold water
  1. Peel and chop your ginger and de-stem your mint.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, blend the chopped ginger and lemon juice until smooth.
  3. Strain out larger ginger clumps with nutmilk bag or fine mesh strainer over a pitcher or large bowl. Press/squeeze the ginger pulp to remove as much moisture as possible. Discard the ginger/lemon pulp.
  4. Stir in maple syrup and mint, mixing well until combined. Add cold water and stir well. You can add additional syrup to taste if you prefer a sweeter lemonade. Divide into glasses with ice. Serve with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.

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2 Reviews

Amber C. August 1, 2018
This was really fast and easy. I didn’t have maple syrup or agave nectar so I used honey. I mixed it with bourbon for a cocktail and it was wonderful.
Garden A. August 1, 2018
Hi Amber,
So glad to hear you liked it! Great idea to turn this into a cocktail!