Vodka Ginger Lemonade

Vodka Ginger LemonadeRecipe
Photo: Ray Kachatorian
The first thing you'll notice is the lemon's mellow tartness, then sweetness before the low gingery heat settles in. All that excitement in one sip.


Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 (750-milliliter) bottle sparkling water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 cups vodka
Garnish: candied ginger


1. Bring 1 cup water, sugar, and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir constantly about 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

2. Pour sparkling water, lemon juice, vodka, and 1 cup of the ginger simple syrup over ice in a large pitcher; stir gently. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

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