Gingered Lemonade

Gingered Lemonade

Time: 15 mins


  • 10 -12 medium lemons, scrubbed well, halved lengthwise, all halves sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 5 cups cold water


  • 1 Mash lemons, ginger, and sugar (and salt, if using) in large, deep bowl with potato masher or wooden spoon until lemon slices give up their juice, sugar is dissolved, and juice is thickened to syrup consistency, about 4 minutes.
  • 2 Pour half the lemon slices and syrup through large sieve over bowl; press on solids with masher or back of wooden spoon to release as much liquid as possible. Discard solids; transfer liquid to serving pitcher. Repeat process with remaining lemon slices. Stir in water until blended.
  • 3 Chill well and stir to blend before serving over ice.
  • 4 Enjoy!
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