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The Publix Everyday Delicious sale runs now through 11/8 and is just in time for those of us making our holiday menus. The sale includes broths, stocks, cheese and bottled waters which are all staples for the holidays.
Germaine and I always shop for our holiday menus way in advance, so we grabbed a few items to use later and some to use in this Sparkling Ginger Turmeric Lemonade recipe. I was craving something refreshing to sip on with my lunch during the week that was low in sugar and calories, but still tasted good.
I pulled out my juicing recipe books, gathered a few ideas and came up with this Sparkling Ginger Turmeric Lemonade recipe. It’s like regular lemonade, but with more benefits. The substitution of filtered water with S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water gives it a carbonated kick creating a light soda like lemonade.
Sparkling Ginger Turmeric Lemonade
8 oz. S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
8 oz. Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water
8 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 inches of fresh Turmeric sliced
4 inches of fresh Ginger sliced
4 oz. filtered water
3 tbs. honey
1/2 c. crushed ice
First you want to measure one cup each of S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water. I’m using unflavored S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water, but you could definitely swap the flavored variety.
Next, pour both cups of water into a large pitcher and set aside.
Now you’ll want to juice enough lemons for one cup of lemon juice. For me that was about eight lemons. You could also swap in 100% bottle lemon juice if you’re not in the mood to squeeze your own lemons. If you do squeeze them yourself, be sure to strain out any seeds.
Now it’s time to peel the skin from both tumeric and the ginger. You may want to wear gloves if you don’t want the turmeric to temporarily stain your hands and nails. You’ll need about five inches of fresh Turmeric and Ginger minimum, sliced into small pieces. If you love that zingy ginger flavor feel free to double the amount. Next bring one cup of water to a boil and add both to the turmeric and the ginger to the boiling water for twelve minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the water cool for a few minutes, then strain the water to remove the Turmeric and Ginger.
Next add the hot water back to the pan and pour in your desired amount of honey. I use about three tablespoons for a twenty-ounce bottle of Sparkling Ginger Turmeric Lemonade. You’ll have to play around with the amount depending on your taste buds. Stir the ginger-turmeric water and honey until the water comes to a boil again and thickens a bit into a semi syrup (about 5 minutes).
Fill up a large tumbler with a half cup of crushed ice, then pour the hot ginger and turmeric over the ice. Finally, pour the lemon juice and ginger-turmeric syrup into the pitcher with your sparkling waters and stir.
Serve over ice garnished with lemon slices.
How to Store
You can store the Sparkling Ginger Turmeric Lemonade in the refrigerator in an airtight container for five to seven days. After that it may begin to lose fizz. A twenty-ounce bottle is two and a half eight-ounce servings or five four-ounce servings which usually lasts me three to four days.