Ginger Limonade (lemon/lime)

Here is a super easy recipe I came up with for a refreshing take on your typical lemonade. It’s a mixture of fresh lime, lemon, mint, ginger, vanilla and raw cane sugar. Nothing short of delicious. Try not to devour this before you serve it to your guest! Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Ingredients 

Juice of 7 limes and 4 lemons (or 2 cups of citrus juice)

1 tbs of freshly grated ginger

1 cup raw cane sugar  (give or take)

vanilla extract

6-8 cups water

Mint (for muddling and garnish)

Directions 

Roll then squeeze the juice of all of your lemons and limes. This should give you roughly 2 cups of citrus juice (salivating already). Next freshly and finely grate your ginger until you have about a tablespoon. In a beverage pitcher add your cup of raw can sugar and a tiny bit of hot water to dissolve the sugar crystals. Now add in the citrus juice, ginger, mint and vanilla into the pitcher and muddle or mix for a minute or two. This helps all of the flavors to mend. Finally, add water to fill your pitcher. Should be about 6-8 cups depending on the size of your pitcher. Chill in the refrigerator or immediately serve over plenty of ice. Completely up to you! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

 

Dark Lemonade!

Tis the season for refreshing icy cold beverages! A favorite of mine is classic lemonade. Over the past couple of days i’ve been playing around with some different variations to jazz it up a bit. Over the next couple of months I am going to post several different lemonade recipes.

This first recipe is what I call “Dark Lemonade.” I use orange blossom water and coconut sugar to sweeten. The cool thing about this lemonade is that it ended up tasting close to an arnold palmer without the caffeine from the sweet tea (not to mention all of the “bad” sugar). Try it and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

6 Organic Lemons

1 tsp of Orange Blossom Water

1tsp of Essence or Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar ( if you love sweet lemonade do 1/4 cup cane sugar and 1/4 cup coconut sugar)

1/2 cup hot water ( to ensure sugar is completely dissolved)

4 Cups cold (preferably filtered) water

Optional; Fresh Mint!

Directions

Freshly half and squeeze your lemons into a pitcher. Add in sugar, orange blossom water and vanilla. Then, add in the hot water and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Next add in your cold water (and mint if you choose). You can then refrigerate or serve immediately over ice. I wouldn’t recommend drinking this warm folks! Hope you enjoy it!

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