A wonderfully refreshing summer drink that can be served both virgin, and with a slight kick.
Text And Photo By Sylvie Shirazi
A cool glass of honey ginger lemonade seems just right on one of those lovely, long, lazy summer days outside. And why not start with Memorial Day Weekend? It starts with simple syrup made from equal parts water and honey, heated briefly to dissolve. Into that goes the “zing,” a few ounces of grated ginger, and it’s left to infuse.
Once the syrup is made, the lemonade is almost ready to pour. The syrup is strained, cooled and mixed with fresh lemon juice, cold water, and ice cubes. Add a little vodka for extra kick, and this sweet and spicy lemonade transforms into a light cocktail.
Sylvie Shirazi is a freelance food photographer and food writer, who pursues life with a camera in one hand and a fork in the other. On her food photography blog, Gourmande in the Kitchen, she celebrates the simple joy that food brings to our lives every day by filling our plates with wholesome food to nourish the body, along with some sweet stuff to satisfy the soul.