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Grandmother’s Ginger Lemonade

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Refreshing lemonade to make at anytime of the year, but especially to cool off when the temperatures rise.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)

1 tbsp chopped, fresh ginger

1 cup water (for simple syrup)

1 cup Lemon Juice

4 cups Water, Cold to dilute

DIRECTIONS:

1. Make simple syrup by heating the sugar, adding a tablespoon of chopped, fresh ginger, and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3. Add the juice and the sugar-water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

4. Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Servings: 6

Serving Ideas: Add sliced strawberries or blueberries to the final lemonade.

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
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  2. I love homemade lemonade 🙂 thanks for the recipe! A friend just mentioned adding a teaspoon or so of simmered rhubarb– I might try it–

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  3. Pingback: Grandmother’s Ginger Lemonade « Grandmother Musings

  4. This looks like the answer to a hot summer day, like today. I bet I’ll make this often. Thanks for sharing.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  5. Reblogged this on Jennirific and commented:
    Made this today for our week at the lake! Sure beats the pants off those powdered pouches!

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