Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ginger lemonade

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    I had the occasion to taste a delicious home made ginger lemonade in a little restaurant in Paris a few weeks ago and it was so good that I told myself I would have to make one myself at home soon because I'm a big fan of ginger! If there is some in a dish, a dessert or a drink, I'll choose this one for sure, this is one of my favorite or maybe even my favorite spice.

   This lemonade can be enjoyed all year long but it is a real healthy and tasty treat to enjoy during very hot days in summer. Really easy to prepare, you'll just need basic ingredients : water, sugar and fresh ginger to make the syrup, freshly squeezed lemons and a little more water and you're in heaven!

   And beside giving a nice flavor to the drink, ginger has many qualities, it helps to digest, it's rich in antioxidants, iron and magnesium. And if you're pregnant, it also fights nausea. 

   This lemonade will be perfect to enjoy chilled at home, in picnics, at work or even after a sport activity when it's getting hot! 

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Ginger lemonade

Prep time : 10 min
Cook time : 5-10 min
Rest time : 30 min (+ 30 min)
Serving : about 1 litre/4 cups

- 875 ml/3,5 cups cold water
- 100 g/0,5 cup sugar
- 4 cm/1,57 inches fresh ginger
- 3 large lemons

  • Start to prepare the ginger syrup : in a saucepan, pour 1/2 cup cold water, sugar and the peeled and coarsely chopped ginger. Bring to boil and let simmer for 5 minutes until it makes a syrup and that the ginger pieces look candied.

  • Remove from the heat and let cool down and soak for about 30 minutes. 

  • Filter the syrup with a sieve so to collect the candied ginger (that you can use for a recipe of your choice) and pour the syrup directly in a pitcher, a glass bottle or jars. 

  • Squeeze the lemons and pour their juice in the jars, add the remaining 3 cups of cold water and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

  • Stir well the lemonade before to serve and enjoy!

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Source : Love and Olive Oil


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