Ginger is widely used in a range of beverages such as ginger tea, ginger beer or the Moscow mule cocktail. But it is also wonderful in ginger lemonade with lime or passion fruit.
Ginger has a taste that grows stronger and stronger until it tastes like chili. Lime always brings a kick to food and drinks, but if you want to add a serious tropical twist, add passion fruit.
Passion fruit is one of the most sensual fruits that grows on earth with an extraordinary scent and taste. Looks can be deceiving. The passion fruit looks ordinary, but when halved it reveals a delicate orange-yellow pulp. Look for passion fruits with a wrinkled surface.
This is a simple everyday lemonade that takes you far away. Serve in a jug or in individual glasses.
Ginger lemonade with lime and passion fruit (makes 4 or one jug):
100 g / 3,5 oz sugar
100 ml / 3,4 oz water
4 cm / 1,6 inches piece of fresh ginger
2 passion fruits (halved)
1. Peel the ginger and slice thinly. Leave in a pan with the sugar and water. Boil for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and allow to stand for about two hours. Then add the juice of the 1,5 limes. (The rest of the lime is garnish).Pour the sirup in a glass, about one third of the glass. Add lots of ice cubes.
2. Depending upon which drink you want: For the lime version, add the remaining lime (in slices) and top with sparkling water. For the passion version, add the passion fruit halves (or scoop out the pulp) and top with sparkling water. Stir well.
3. If you want to make a jug, add the sirup, lime slices and passion fruit halves, ice cubes and top with sparkling water.