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Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe

How do you escape? For me, it’s with the help of this Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe. 

No matter how hectic it is when I’m in the air, this Honey-Lemon Gingerade is the remedy when I’’m back home. There are versions of gingerade (aka ginger tea) in every culture that cooks with ginger, from places as far-flung as Jamaica and Bali, so there are tons of ways to make it.

But this is the method for perfection (if you ask me) because it makes for a gingerade with a bold, punchy flavor tamed by honey and mint. My favorite part is that it’s a vacation in a cup: one sip and you can almost feel the ocean breeze in your hair. 

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Glasses of lemonade on a table with mint sprigs
Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe

Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe

A twist on classic lemonade, this Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe is just as easy to make but loaded with flavor thanks to the ginger, honey, and mint.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
resting time 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 149 kcal


  • 6 ounces ginger root
  • 9 medium lemons
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups cold club soda
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • ice for serving (optional)


  • Chop The Ginger: Use the back of a teaspoon to peel the ginger then finely chop it. Place chopped ginger in a mini food processor and pulse until it's pulverized.
  • Juice The Lemons: Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, remove the lemon peel in strips, making sure to avoid the white pith. Juice all the lemons (you should have about 1 cup of juice).
  • Steep The Lemon And Ginger: Bring the 4 cups of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and lemon peels and set aside off the heat to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Chill The Lemonade: Remove the liquid from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Add the 1 cup of ice water, the juice, and honey and stir to combine. Place it in the refrigerator until it is thoroughly chilled, about 45 minutes.
  • Strain The Lemonade: Once the mixture is cold, pass it through a fine mesh strainer to remove the ginger and lemon peel then discard them. Add the club soda to the strained gingerade and serve immediately.
  • Serve: To make one lemonade, smack two sprigs of mint between your hands, drop in a glass then add ice (if using) and top with gingerade.



Serving: 1 glassCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 26mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 4gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade gingerade, homemade lemonade
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