Honey Ginger Lemonade


Serves 6
Per Serving
Calories 104.8
Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g (0.8% of calories from fat)
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 28.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fiber 0.3 g

This recipe is from The Healthy Kitchen – Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit (Hardcover) by Andrew Weil, M.D. and Rosie Daley (Knopf)

Capture the essence of the summer sun and the natural goodness it brings in this invigorating beverage. I like to combine fresh honey my neighbor gives me with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a twist of ginger to add a unique kick to this old-time favorite summer refresher.


1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup peeled fresh ginger slices
7 sprigs fresh mint
2 cups purified water
4 cups ice cubes


  1. Put the juice, honey, ginger, and 1 chopped sprig of the mint in a large pitcher and stir, pressing the mint and ginger to release flavor.
  2. Add the water and stir until the honey dissolves, then add the ice.
  3. Pour into six 10-ounce glasses and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and a fancy straw.

Tips from Rosie’s Kitchen
Children three years old and younger can become seriously ill from honey, so please don’t give them a glass of this lemonade. However, you can use local honey to help battle against seasonal allergies for older children and adults. Honey’s thick coating with the vitamin C in lemons combine perfectly to soothe a sore throat and help treat a cold.

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