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.
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Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

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.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 101
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

Ginger Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 oz ginger root peeled and sliced thinly

Lemonade:

  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice from about 5 large lemons
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 25.6g