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Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

5 servings

Chill out with this delightful ginger lemonade perfect for springtime bridal showers or hot summer days on the deck. It's a quick fix you'll stir up time after time. —Jodi Blubaugh, Eagle Mountain, Utah
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and fresh mint, optional

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water, honey and ginger to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding ginger. Cool.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher; stir in soda and lemon juice. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint, if desired.

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade Tips

Do you have to use fresh ginger for ginger lemonade?

The fresh ginger flavor is preferred, but if you do not have it on hand, you can use 1 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger instead of the 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger.

Is ginger lemonade good for you?

Ginger lemonade is a refreshing beverage with health benefits from fresh ginger and fresh lemon juice, but due to the high sugar content and soda it’s not considered healthy. Here are some healthy drinks you should be drinking.

How long does homemade ginger lemonade last?

This homemade ginger lemonade will last up to three days in the refrigerator. Once you drink it up, try these summery lemonade recipes.

Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 217 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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