Ginger-Zapped Lemonade

recipe
Most West Africans don't drink with their meals, prefering a glass of water before or after. This cooling beverage might be served on warm days when friends come for a visit.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 109
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 29.1 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 4 mg

Ingredients

6 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup grated peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)

Preparation

Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring with a whisk.

Place ginger on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth; tie securely. Place the cheesecloth bag in a large pitcher, and add lemon juice. Add the sugar mixture and remaining 5 cups water to pitcher, and stir well. Refrigerate the lemonade for 2 hours or until chilled. Discard cheesecloth bag.

Note:

April 2003
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