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.
Recipe adapted from here.
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.
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.