Mint and ginger lemonade
- 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.