REFRESHING SUMMER BEVERAGE – GINGER MINT LEMONADE

Ginger Mint Lemonade

I love a refreshingly tart lemonade.  After several versions of this treat, I have finally settled on this one.  It’s not so sweet and not too tart, it’s juuuuuust right.

GINGER MINT LEMONADE

From Nom Nom Bombshells | Beverages | American

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Low cal Calories 117kcal

fat Free Total Fat 0g

sat-fat Free Saturated Fat 0g

chol Free Cholesterol 0mg

Low sodium Sodium 14mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 31g

Serving size 219g Calories from fat 1kcal Fiber 0g Protein 0g Sugar 28g
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 C Water
  • 1 1/4 C turbinado sugar
  • Ginger
  • 10 sprigs Mint
  • 1 1/4 C lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 4 Limes, juiced

Directions

  1. Put 1 C water and the sugar in a small sauce pan.
  2. Peel and cut up your ginger into small pieces and put it in the water and sugar mix.
  3. Toss in your mint leaves.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer.
  5. Stir to ensure that the sugar melts and let the mixture boil for about 10 minutes then take it off the heat and allow it to cool.
  6. Juice your lemons and limes and pour them in a large pitcher with the other 5 cups of water.
  7. Strain your sugar mixture into the water and lemon juice mix and stir to combine.

The amount of ginger you use depends on how strong you want it.  I used a piece about the size of my thumb.

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Some people grate the ginger into the mix then strain it out.  I prefer the chunks.  You get the same flavor and it’s much easier to prepare.

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The mint is just so pretty!  Picked fresh from my neighbors yard.

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I added in some lemon and lime slices to make it pretty! Added in the bourbon to make it delicious.  This would mix well with tequila, vodka or any other liquor.

In the cup:

1 shot bourbon

2 mint leaves

Ice

Fill with lemonade

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