Raspberry-Ginger Lemonade

Ginger-infused sugar syrup adds extra flavor and a subtle kick to this fresh-tasting version of raspberry lemonade.

Raspberry-Ginger Lemonade

Raspberry-Ginger Lemonade

Yield: about 1 quart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Tart raspberries, muddled with tangy lemon juice combine with a ginger-infused simple syrup to make a uniquely flavorful variation on homemade lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 quarter-sized slices of ginger
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water

Instructions

  1. At least 4 hours before serving, bring the water and sugar to a boil in a non-reactive saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the syrup turns completely clear.
  2. Place the ginger slices in a glass jar and muddle gently. Pour the hot syrup over them, refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, then strain out the ginger.
  3. Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a pitcher, add the lemon juice, ginger-infused simple syrup and 3 cups of water. Stir, taste and add more water if desired. Chill thoroughly before serving.