What a great twist on lemonade. Freeze some of this into ice cubes to use in the drinks, so it won't be diluted!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In an 8-quart saucepan combine sugar, water and ginger root. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

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  • Stir in lemon juice. Cool 15 minutes. Remove ginger. Refrigerate lemonade at least 1 hour, or until chilled.

  • Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This is the best lemonade I've ever tasted! My whole family loves it. I've shared some with my friends and they ask for more! The ginger smooths the edges of the tart lemon juice and adds a wonderful dimension to an old favorite. Thanks! Read More
(80)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
Didn't care for this much. The lemonade sticks to your mouth and isn't particularly refreshing. Read More
(57)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This is the best lemonade I've ever tasted! My whole family loves it. I've shared some with my friends and they ask for more! The ginger smooths the edges of the tart lemon juice and adds a wonderful dimension to an old favorite. Thanks! Read More
(80)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
Didn't care for this much. The lemonade sticks to your mouth and isn't particularly refreshing. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
What a GREAT lemonade!!! I even used my home soda maker to add some carbonated "fizz" to the lemonade... very refreshing!!! Read More
(49)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
Great drink! I boiled about 3 of the cups of water with the ginger and sugar to make a simple syrup. I strained that let it cool down then mixed it in a pitcher with the lemon juice and the rest of the water. This made it easier since their was just one little pot. If you don't like things super sweet you may want to use more sugar. Or you could just add more lemon juice and water. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
This was a very refreshing beverage. I love the ginger! The recipe is a little sweet so if you like your lemonade more tart (like me) scale back the sugar some. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2004
Wow. I loved this. I decreased the amount of sugar a bit because I like lemonade more tart than sweet and used a veggie peeler to slice the ginger. The drink had just a hint of ginger. Very refreshing. I will definitely make this again. Here's a handy tip when juicing the lemons: have them at room temp and roll them on the counter before you cut them in half. The juice will come out a lot easier. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2004
I used 2 cups sugar (I like my lemonade tart) and LOTS of ginger. I was really short on time so used bottled lemon juice (I know not as good) and subbed about 1 cup lime juice for 1 cup of the lemon. I thought it was great but I took it to a cookout and although everyone was polite I don't think they were as enthusiastic about it as I was... I ended up taking most of it back home which was fine with me! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
not a big lemonade fan but loved this. Read More
(20)
Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2003
it was ok but nothing special. not worth the trouble to make it. Read More
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