Fresh ginger and club soda make this sparkling ginger lemonade a warm weather treat! An easy ginger simple syrup both sweetens this homemade lemonade recipe and provides just enough of a ginger flavor without a bite.
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 7minutes
Total Time 1hour7minutes
4ozginger rootpeeled and sliced thinly
1cupfreshly-squeezed lemon juicefrom about 5 large lemons
Mint leavesfor garnish (optional)
For the ginger syrup:
Add 1 cup of water, sugar, and thinly-sliced ginger to a small saucepan set over medium-high heat and stir. Bring to a low boil for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat. Cover the saucepan and let steep for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, pour the ginger syrup through a fine mesh strainer and refrigerate until chilled.
For the lemonade:
Combine chilled ginger syrup, lemon juice, club soda, and 1 cup cold water in a large pitcher. Add ice and fresh mint leaves, if you like.
The total time here is mostly inactive. Of the one hour of prep time, 25 minutes is for the ginger syrup to steep, and 20 minutes is for the syrup to chill in the fridge.This recipe yields 12 oz of ginger syrup, all of which I used in this recipe.If you add mint leaves to this sparkling ginger lemonade for serving and then store extra servings in the fridge, the lemonade will take on more of a mint-ginger flavor as time goes by.