June 7, 2019

Chili-Ginger Lemonade

Recipe: Kristen Eppich

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

If you prefer a spicier lemonade, steep for longer than 30 minutes. Serve the strained ginger and chili flakes in a small bowl as a garnish alongside the lemonade.


  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup peeled, chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 5 or 6 lemons)
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


Yield: Serves 6

Make Lemonade

  1. In medium saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, 1 cup water, ginger and chili flakes. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon zest.
  2. Let steep until room temperature, or for at least 30 minutes.

Strain And Serve

  1. Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain mixture into jug. Reserve solids separately. Add lemon juice and 4 cups water. Stir to combine.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Donna Griffith


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