Ginger-Zapped Lemonade

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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 109
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.1g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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