I tried this lemonade for the first time several years ago at a potluck we had
at the newspaper I was working for in Little Rock.
I was instantly hooked and made a point to get the recipe from the guy who brought it.
I've made it many times for different types of get togethers, and it's always a huge hit with none leftover (no matter how much I make, come to think about it).
I like to drink it with a mint sprig on top. Every time you take a drink you smell mint. Heavenly!
It's super delicious and the ginger keeps it from being overly sweet.
Linked with Rattlebridge Farm: Foodie Friday.
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3-4 tbsp peeled and sliced ginger
1 qt. Ginger Ale
Place water, sugar and ginger into a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Stir to dissolve sugar and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
In a 2-qt pitcher, put the juice from 3 1/2 lemons and fill pitcher 2/3 full with ice. Pour in strained sugar/water over ice and stir well. Slice remaining 1/2 lemon and add to pitcher along with fresh mint if desired.
Add ginger ale when ready to serve.