Refreshing lemonade to make at anytime of the year, but especially to cool off when the temperatures rise.
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
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.
Serving Ideas: Add sliced strawberries or blueberries to the final lemonade.