Mint and ginger lemonade

Preparation time : 45 mins Servings : 4-6
  • 8 large lemons
  • 20 g fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs grated ginger
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 l sparkling water

Slice the lemons thinly and place them in a large plastic container.

Top them with fresh mint and ginger and sprinkle with sugar.

With clean hands, rub and squeeze the lemon onto the sugar.

Repeat this process 3 times every 15 mins.

Strain the thick syrupy liquid.

Pour 50ml of this mixture into a jug for every 300ml of sparkling water used.  

Garnish with fresh mint, lemon slices and plenty of ice.

To spice things up or for a special occasion, add 30ml of gin, vodka or Cachaça.

Recipe reprinted with permission of chef Jenny Ward from CHEFS