Ginger Lemonade
Adding fresh ginger to lemonade considerably ups its health quotient. This recipe uses a full pound of ginger, which makes a moderately strong-tasting beverage. For an even more potent "hit" of ginger, use an additional 1/4 to 1/2 pound. Fortunately, you don't have to peel all that ginger, just slice it.

  • 1 pound unpeeled ginger, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 14 lemons)
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

1. In a medium saucepan, combine ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover and allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Strain ginger syrup into refrigerator container. Stir in lemon juice and chill.

3. Serve chilled ginger lemonade over ice cubes with fresh mint.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 248 calories, 0.4g total fat, 0.1g saturated fat, 0.1g monounsaturated fat, 0.1g polyunsaturated fat, 1g dietary fiber, 1g protein, 64g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium.
Good source of: vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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