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Turmeric Ginger Lemonade 🍋

Anti-inflammatory turmeric makes a surprisingly mellow partner to its botanical cousin ginger in this off-beat but delicious keto Turmeric Ginger Lemonade that we're going to drink all the way into this summer here. 🍋☀️⛱

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Keto, Low Carb, Southwest
Keyword cleansing, detox, Drinks, erythritol, keto, Lemon, low carb, microplane, Southwest, stevia glycerite, zest
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 ounces
Calories 27 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 cups erythritol
  • 12 drops stevia glycerite
  • 2 tbsp finely minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest

Equipment

  • medium saucepot
  • microplane zester
  • fine mesh strainer
  • long handled metal spoon
  • glass serving pitcher

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pot at least three quarts in size, mix the erythritol and water. Heat until boiling, whisking frequently to dissolve the erythritol.

  2. Mix in the lemon zest, ginger, and turmeric. Let cool to room temperature.

  3. Strain out the lemon zest and ginger solids, pressing on the strainer with a spoon to extract everything that you can. Empty into your storage container and mix in both the lemon juice and stevia. Stir to combine then store until cold in a glass serving pitcher. Turmeric has long been used as a dye and it will potentially stain anything plastic. Serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Do not use anything plastic or otherwise porous like wood in this recipe. Turmeric has long been used as a dye and it will potentially stain any plastic you might use. Glass and metal only.

 

Just dicing the ginger finely with a sharp knife will work, but I have long favored Microplane zesters for this and that is what I recommend here. Plus, it is also my zesting tool of choice and lemon zest is called for in the recipe.

 

This recipe is quite strong and is designed to be served over ice where it will be diluted slowly be ice melt.

 

Turmeric is quite potent stuff and you will smell it quite strongly when you add it to the hot liquid. I promise that it will be quite mellow after sitting in the lemonade overnight and chilling, though. Don’t be scared. 😎