ginger-infused spiked lemonade (oh ya!)

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Happy Canada Day y'all! Hopefully you're enjoying the beautiful weather lakeside with a drink in hand (or several).

This week I thought I would share this awesome recipe for Ginger-infused lemonade that ran in the Globe and Mail last weekend. This refreshing little tipple can be enjoyed by everyone (drinker and non-drinkers) at the cottage - all you do is add vodka.

I modified the recipe by omitting the blueberries - I hate soggy fruit in drinks. So here goes...

You'll need (for ginger syrup):

  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups fresh ginger

You'll need (for lemonade):

  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (8-9 lemons) or you could use the bottled stuff up to you
  • 2 lemons for slicing
  • handful of fresh mint
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 0.5-1 cup of ginger syrup (depends on how sweet you like it)
  • 8 oz. VODKA

To make the ginger syrup boil water, sugar and ginger in a saucepan, reduce to half, strain and let cool. To make the lemonade combine ice, water, lemon slices, and mint in a pitcher. Pour in lemon juice, water and ginger syrup to taste and if using vodka at that too. Stir!

Now go get going and make a pitcher. I know you want to.

Be safe!