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Refreshing Ginger Mint Lemonade

5 min



10 ingredients or less


This is lemonade with attitude. It's like a mix of ginger beer and lemonade: tangy, spicy and just a tiny bit sweet.



5 min


5 min

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  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 20
    fresh mint leaves, or more as desired
  • 3
    lemons, juiced
  • 3 cups (720 mL)
  • 2 cups (222 g)
    ice cubes
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    agave syrup, plus more to taste
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  1. Wash the ginger, and grate it into a pulp. Gather the pulp into your fist and squeeze with your hands over a pitcher to extract the juice*. Discard the pulp. Note, the more ginger you use, the spicier the kick. If you want a subtle ginger flavour, just cut the ginger into slices and add to the mix, instead of grating and squeezing.
  2. Add the mint to the pitcher, and using a wooden spatula or wooden tamper, give the mint a mash. We want to bruise the mint leaves slightly, just enough to extract some of their flavours into the drink.
  3. To the pitcher, then add the lemon juice, water, ice cubes, and agave syrup. Stir it all, and serve immediately. Add more syrup if the drink tastes too tart. Cheers!


  • * If you are squeezing the ginger by hand, you might notice it can irritate your skin, especially if you have any cuts. Wash your hands well afterwards. Alternatively, you can also use a nut milk bag, or a thin, clean dish towel to squeeze out the liquid, or if you have a juicer, you can just put the ginger through that.


  • The ginger, lemon juice, and syrup concentrate can be prepared and kept in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 days. Simply dilute with water and ice cubes when you're ready for a refreshing drink.

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Jigya - March 16, 2022, 12:15 a.m.

I made this for a party recently and it was a big hit- multiple people asked me for the recipe.
Loved the flavor of ginger.

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 5:44 a.m.

We're so glad it was part of the celebration, Jigya, thanks!

Ky - July 24, 2021, 1:34 a.m.

Love this in the summer!

Jeanelle Grima - July 15, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

this drink is so refreshing and simple to question pls..... where does the 15mg sodium come from? Is it good for people with high BP? Thanks

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

Hi Jeanelle! Based on the USDA nutrient database, It looks like the sodium comes from the agave syrup, mint, ginger, and lemon juice. Do kindly note that the nutrition information may vary depending on the amount, type, and brand of items used though 🙂

Georgiana - July 15, 2021, 2:40 p.m.

Thank you for the ginger tip, Sadia! Mind-blowing! :-D

Lucy - July 10, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

This is great! Do you think this could work in a beverage dispenser? Any adjustments? maybe not the ice?
- Thanks!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 4:31 p.m.

Hi Lucy! The beverage should work in a dispenser, what a lovely idea 😍 You may want to remove the seeds from the lemon garnish to help prevent the dispenser from getting blocked. Adding more ice cubes are you serve it may also be helpful to prevent the drink from diluting too much 😊

Cris s - July 1, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

I love a creative lemonade in summer! 😁

Sarah B - June 10, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

I made this and drank it instead of my morning tea and wow! Its so refreshing. I substituted honey for agave as it was what i had on hand. I will continue to make this for the summer months

PUL Team - June 11, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the lemonade, Sarah, thank you!