Photo Credit: Port and Fin
This is a year-round staple drink that can be turned into a delicious cocktail. Super refreshing during the warm summer months and a nice relief from heavy meals and creamy drinks during those cold weather months. Green tea, lemonade, and ginger simple syrup come together to create a light and energizing blend that goes down easy. If you’ve spiked this one, be wary of its deceiving decadence and charm - it’s easy to keep sipping and before you know it you’ve had the whole batch!
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GINGER GREEN TEA LEMONADE
Makes 4-6 glasses // Prep Time: 35 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
Ginger Simple Syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup washed and sliced fresh ginger
- 2 cups filtered water
- 3 rounded tsp loose leaf or 3 sachets/bags green tea. We recommend this Organic Silk Dragon Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA.
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup ginger simple syrup
- 3/4 cup bourbon (optional)
- Rosemary sprigs for garnish
- Ice cubes
Ginger Simple Syrup
Add sugar and water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Then add in the ginger, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let infuse for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how gingery you’d like your syrup. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container (mason jars work well) for up to one week!
Heat the water to 175°F and steep green tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and add in a few ice cubes and set aside to cool (about 5 minutes).
In a large pitcher combine the green tea, lemon juice, and ginger simple syrup. Add in the bourbon (if you'd like) and stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary sprigs. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Port and Fin
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