I love the smell of fresh ginger and the taste of is even better. The smell always takes me back to south Asia where you smell ginger everywhere. You always find drinks filled with oranges, lemons, mint and fruits everywhere you go. All of them being fresh and equally exotic. This lemonade has become a favorite in my house even my picky son loves it and with lemons and ginger you can be happy.
5 cups water, divided
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup grated peeled fresh ginger
1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 7 large lemons)
1. Combine 1 cup water, sugar, and ginger in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool.
2. Strain ginger mixture through a sieve into a pitcher, and discard solids. Add 4 cups water and juices, and stir well. Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon and lime slices, if desired.