I apologize for posting about fresh ginger again. I know I have done a few posts explaining how much I love it. But I think I may be a bit addicted to it. Hey, it could be worse, right? Besides, do you know how healthy ginger is for you???
So, there is a bottled ginger lemonade out there that I recently discovered. It was immediate love the first time I tried it. Wow, it is intense with both pucker and ginger flavor. It is so good. But unless it’s on sale, it’s a bit pricey at $3.00 a little bottle. It’s just so good! There is a lavender lemonade and lemongrass lemonade also.
Well, I decided to make my own. I didn’t want to bother with squeezing a bunch of lemons. Not this time, but I will do that another time. So, I picked up a bottle of my favorite lemonade, which I love because it’s pretty intensely puckery. (is that a word?) Here is what I did:
1 bottle of lemonade, 1.8 qt size (homemade or store bought)
approximately 1/2 cup of fresh chopped ginger
Pour 1 cup of the lemonade into a saucepan. Add the chopped ginger and let it come to a low boil. Turn off the heat, cover and allow to steep for a couple of hours.
At this point, you can either drain off the liquid from the ginger bits and pour just the liquid into your lemonade, or you can add the ginger to your lemonade as well. It depends on how intensely ginger-ish, that you like it. I add all of the ginger bits to my lemonade. If you can, let it set in the fridge for a couple of days so that the lemonade and ginger really come together.
By the way, this makes a great cocktail mixer. You can also make a fantastic Arnold Palmer iced tea too! Or popsicles! Better get started!