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Honey Ginger Lemonade

This Honey Ginger Lemonade makes the perfect summer beverage that is refreshing, delicious and easily made with just 4 simple ingredients!

This Honey Ginger Lemonade makes the perfect summer beverage that is refreshing, delicious and easily made with just 4 simple ingredients!
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Who doesn’t love fresh lemonade in the summer?  I absolutely LOVE making a pitcher of it during these warm months, but this recipe takes your lemonade to a whole other level!  Delicious and refreshing honey ginger lemonade that is the ultimate thirst quencher with so much flavor!  Super easy to throw together and naturally sweetened with zero refined sugar.

There’s nothing better than pouring a glass of this fresh lemonade, sitting on your back deck or porch and soaking up the summer.  This recipe is of course alcohol-free (and kid-friendly!), but feel free to throw in a little vodka or prosecco for an evening cocktail!  I won’t tell 😉

This Honey Ginger Lemonade makes the perfect summer beverage that is refreshing, delicious and easily made with just 4 simple ingredients!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • lemons – I prefer to use Meyer lemons when making lemonade because they are sweeter than typical lemons and aren’t as tart, but any lemons will work in this!  Please do not use bottled lemon juice which has such a bitter taste, fresh is always best!
  • honey – I love adding honey to my beverages because it adds the perfect amount of natural sweetness without the need of any refined sugar.  You could also substitute the honey with maple syrup if you’re vegan (or just prefer the taste!)
  • ginger – this adds a fun little zip to this drink while also adding great health benefits!  Make sure to use (and peel) fresh ginger root rather than ground ginger, you just won’t get that robust ginger flavor.
  • fresh mint – this is totally optional, but I really just love the flavor of this lemonade with the fresh mint!
This Honey Ginger Lemonade makes the perfect summer beverage that is refreshing, delicious and easily made with just 4 simple ingredients!

How to Make Honey Ginger Lemonade

  1. Boil the water.  To make the honey ginger simple syrup you’ll first want to start off boiling one cup of water in a small pot or you can use a tea kettle to bring water to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, add the honey and fresh ginger slices to the water and let that steep for about 20 minutes.  For even more ginger flavor, you could grate the ginger and add that to the boiling water rather than slicing it, but both ways produce delicious ginger flavor!
  2. Juice your lemons.  While the honey and ginger are steeping in boiling water, slice all your lemons and start juicing them until you get 1 1/2 cups.
  3. Strain out the ginger.  Using a mesh strainer, pour the honey ginger syrup through it to strain out the chunks of ginger and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Make a pitcher.  Add the lemon juice, 4 cups of water and the honey ginger syrup in a large pitcher, mixing well.  Serve immediately over ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.  SO easy and deliciously refreshing!
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This Honey Ginger Lemonade makes the perfect summer beverage that is refreshing, delicious and easily made with just 4 simple ingredients!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Honey Ginger Lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 78kcal

Ingredients

For the honey ginger simple syrup:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced

For the lemonade:

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice I used Meyer lemons
  • 4 cups water
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • To make the honey ginger simple syrup: In a small pot (or tea kettle) bring 1 cup of water to a boil.  Once boiling, turn the heat off and add honey and sliced ginger and let sit for 20 minutes (or you can pour boiling water from a tea kettle over honey and sliced ginger).
  • While the honey and ginger are steeping, juice the lemons and pour into a large pitcher, add water and ice.
  • Strain out the ginger and add the honey-ginger syrup to the pitcher and mix well.  Add fresh mint leaves and refrigerate or serve immediately over ice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th of recipe | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.8g | Protein: 0.4g | Sodium: 0.7mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 16.3g

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