Fresh Mint Ginger Lemonade
I think I’m officially on a ginger kick.
That ice cream last week, and now this lemonade. It is just so refreshing! I get on these food kicks (i.e. asparagus) and can’t help myself.
Once I use an ingredient, my brain can’t switch gears. It just keeps churning out ideas…for the same ingredient. I’m not sure if this is a good thing, but it is better than no ideas, so I’m going with it.
Remember when I complained about it being too hot in DC a few weeks ago? Well, I made this lemonade that weekend. And it made the weekend much more tolerable.
Instead of making regular lemonade, I decided to change things up a bit and make a mint and ginger simple syrup infused lemonade.
It is basically lemonade that has been taken up a notch. I even went to the trouble–and that is a major exaggeration of a statement–of making mint ice cubes (as simple as putting fresh mint leaves and water in your ice cube tray a few hours beforehand).
The ice cubes are merely for decorative purposes (they don’t lend much additional mint flavor to the drink), so don’t feel like you’ll be missing out if you are in a rush!
But there is something about infused and decorative ice cubes that get me every time. I blame Pinterest.
This mint ginger lemonade is the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness with just enough mint and ginger flavor to enhance the drink, but not overpower it in the slightest.
Obviously, it tastes great chilled from the fridge, but you could easily use it as a base for homemade Arnold Palmers or make it extra adult-friendly by adding the booze of your choice. Or combine it with sparkling water for a refreshing lemonade soda!
Mint Ginger Simple Syrup:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 41g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 38g Protein: 0g