Fizzy Thyme-Ginger Lemonade

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 45
  • Cool TIme 30 min
  • Makes: 4 1/2 cups (1.125 L)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3-in. (8-cm) piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 bottle soda water or sparkling mineral water, chilled 750 mL
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, strained (about 4 lemons) Ice 125 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together 2 cups (500 mL) water, sugar, thyme and ginger. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 min. Cool 30 min., then strain syrup into a clean sealable bottle or jar. (To cool syrup more quickly, strain immediately into a measuring cup or bowl and place in the freezer.) Syrup can be made ahead.

  • Step 2

    Add soda water to a pitcher and stir in the lemon juice. Add 6 tbsp (90 mL) of the syrup to the pitcher. Taste and add more syrup if necessary.

  • Step 3

    Serve over ice and garnish each serving with a sprig of thyme.

Tip

Any leftover syrup will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks. To make a single serving of lemonade, stir together 2 tbsp (30 mL) syrup and 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice. Pour over ice into a glass, top with soda water. Optional: Add 1 oz (1 tbsp/15 mL) gin or vodka to each serving.

Chilling Time: 30 min.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 cup/250 mL):
  • Calories 190
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Carbs 48 g
  • Sugar 46 g
  • Protein 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 35 mg

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  • Recipe_total_time Total Time 1 h 20 min
  • Recipe_serve Serves: 8