Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

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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.

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3-4 tbsp peeled and sliced ginger
4 lemons
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.


  1. Perfect summer drink! I've never actually made lemonade (even as a kid! That seems like the typical kid thing to do, open a lemonade stand on the corner...) but must try it this summer. YUM!

  2. It looks so good and refreshing. Would be perfect for summer family gatherings.

  3. That looks so refreshing! Lovely pictures! Now I'm thirsty... ;)