School is starting to let out which means – it’s summer time! For us summer means sleeping in (a little!), hanging out by the pool, vacations, and lemonade! But not just lemonade – my household LOVES Gingerade! We make it all the time in the summer – so it’s become our official drink of summer! (I’m not fan on gingerale but I LOVE gingerade! So even if you aren’t big ginger fan make sure you try it!)
Shaker Fresh Gingerade – Makes 1 generous Quart
(I generally multiply the recipe, pour it in ziploc bags and freeze)
5 cups water
1 2-inch piece of ginger
1 cup sugar
1. Peel and coarsely chop the ginger.
2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add ginger and the zest of both lemons. Let boil for about 5 minutes and strain.
3. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and remaining 1 cup water to a boil. Let both the lemon-ginger mixture and the sugar water mixture cool.
4. Juice the lemons. When both mixtures have cooled stir lemon juice into the ginger-infused mixture. Then, stir in the sugar syrup.
5. Serve over ice.
This recipe is a little work (just a little!) so we usually multiply the recipe, place it in ziploc bags and freeze. We go through so much that this is the only way I can keep up! :) It’s not only delicious, but it’s an impressive drink to serve at your next BBQ or summer party!
Not sure how to work with ginger? It’s super easy to peel. Just use the back of the spoon! :)