It’s the first day of Spring and we’re feeling all sorts of rejuvenated. There are birds chirping, flowers blooming, and lots of sunshine in our future! What better way to celebrate than with a brand new recipe? Introducing Lemon Ginger Fizz – a refreshing cocktail for one that is perfect for this time of year. The citrus from the lemon pairs nicely with the spicy ginger ale and it has just enough fizz to make you feel like your life is full of possibilities. Let’s get creative!
How to make this drink
Lemon Ginger Fizz is a light and refreshing cocktail that tastes like sunshine. It’s perfect for those days when you need an excuse to stop your work and enjoy the spring weather outside. The citrus from the lemon pairs nicely with the spicy ginger ale, giving it just enough fizz to give you some extra energy for this time of year.
The recipe is simple to make, but it’s the perfect drink for an evening spent relaxing. It will only take you a few minutes and with some ice cubes from your freezer and lemon juice from the fridge, you’ll be well on your way to feeling better in no time!
- 1 cup of lemonade (recipe for homemade lemonade below)
- 4 oz of ginger vodka
- 1 cup of champagne
- Rosemary sprigs (optional)
- Pour the lemonade and vodka into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until really cold. Split between two glasses (with a little crushed ice if you like) and divide the champagne over it. Add the sprig of rosemary and serve.
- 1 1/4 cups of fresh lemon juice (about 8-10 lemons)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 cups of water
Step by step Cooking Instructions
- In a sauce pan, combine water with sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add in lemon juice and mix well.
- Bring to a boil over high heat for about two minutes before removing from the stove top.
- Strain through cheesecloth or tea towel into an airtight container (such as glass jar) that can be put in the fridge once cooled off.*
* I recommend using mason jars if possible because they are inexpensive and relatively unbreakable compared to other containers like plastic bottles or Tupperware bowls – it will also look cleanlier than most household kitchen items! The refrigerator stores food at low temperatures which stops growth of bacteria so the drink should stay safe for consumption even without additional preservation methods like adding alcohol or glycerin.
Serve over ice.
Tips and Tricks
- The tea towel or cheesecloth will prevent sediment from clogging the jar. It also provides a nice aesthetic for photos, as well!
- Start with hot water – it’ll cool down the boiling mixture faster and helps to remove some of the strong smell that can come from cooking ginger. *This is especially helpful if you’re adding alcohol which has an even stronger smell when combined*
* If using Tupperware: Pour into container on top of ice cubes because room temperature containers won’t be able to maintain low enough temperatures for preservation without freezing.*
I love the way this Lemon Ginger Fizz recipe combines an unexpected flavor combination of lemon and ginger with traditional soda. It’s refreshing, tart, tangy and a little spicy all at once.
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