Posted by: Rachel | April 28, 2018

all shook up

I needed some lemons, three to be precise, for a flower arrangement I was entering in a show. Once the show was over (and it was great fun I must say) I wasn’t about to let the gorgeous lemons go to waste!

Grandmother’s Pantry was the theme. Yup. (grin)

Now, it may be spring in much of the world, but here in central Texas it is feeling summery. Hot during the days already and, while it is still cooling off somewhat at night I got to thinking about lemonade.

There’s a grocery near here that carries what they tout as “gingerade”. I love the stuff and figured I could come close here at home. Here’s all I did.

my take on “Gingerade”

fresh-squeezed juice of one large beautiful lemon
2 tsp powdered ginger
1/4 cup simple syrup**
12 oz or so cold water

Put everything in a shaker bottle or any bottle with a tight fitting cap. Shake well!! Chill, and shake again before drinking. Mmmmmm… refreshing!!

**I used the same “syrup” I feed to the hummingbirds. I keep a pitcher of it in the fridge so I can fill their feeders as needed.

There, that’s easy enough, and I like it fine. And, if my lemon trees do what I’m hoping for, I’ll be making a Meyer variety of this in the late fall. We’ll see – I’ll let you know. Meantime, stay safe, stay well, and stay hydrated!



  1. I love that grandma’s pantry display!!! The ginger aid sounds delicious!

  2. Sounds like a very refreshing drink for hot weather. Enjoy!

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