Summer Treats Lineup Part 3- Ginger Lemonade

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but, here in the South, it is hot. Disgustingly hot. Now, don't get me wrong; I love summer, and the heat is just part of life in the summer, so usually I just accept it for what it is. But this summer I have a little girl who would play outside from sun-up to sun-down every day, and when it's in the 90s outside that's just too much.

I'm normally pretty good about drinking lots of water; I have my water bottle full and nearby at all times, but sometimes I just want something with a little more flavor. I often add fresh fruit or a splash of lemon juice to my water to make it more interesting, but when I want something special my current favorite is Ginger Lemonade.

What You Need

Note: The following recipe is for one serving. And it's not a science; if you like strong flavors, adjust the ingredients according to your preferences.

12 oz Water

3-5 TBSP Lemon juice (fresh or bottled is fine)

1-2 tsp Sweetener of your choice (I've used sugar and stevia, and they're both good. I think honey makes it taste like something I'd drink if I had a cold)

Sprinkle ground ginger

What You Do

Mix everything in a glass until the sweetener is dissolved. Add ice, if you so desire. Enjoy, preferably on a beach somewhere with the warm wind blowing your hair, and the waves cooling your toes. Or perhaps sitting by a gorgeous mountain lake. Or whatever your happy place is. :)

I didn't have anything to make a pretty garnish for my drinks, so I dipped the rims of the glasses in gingered sugar. It was delicious!

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