Ginger Lemonade

I like most varieties of lemonade; the more creative the better. But I have to say, this is possibly one of my favorite versions. It is not too sweet, and the ginger gives it a bit of an edge which I really liked. We just drank this as is, but it would have made a great popsicle or cocktail if you mixed it with a liquor of your choice.

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Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients
7 cups filtered water, divided
1 cup sugar
3 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2/3 cup lemon juice, from 8-10 lemons

1. In a pan on the stove, heat the water, sugar, and ginger over medium-high heat. Bring the liquid to a boil and then turn down and simmer for 5 minutes. Move it off the heat and cover the pan. Let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, transfer it to a closed container and place it in the fridge to cool.

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2. While the liquid is cooling, juice the lemons. Once done, mix the lemon juice into the liquid in the fridge. Then add the remaining 6 cups of water, and mix well. Serve with ice.

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