Ginger Turmeric Pineapple Lemonade

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Summary

Refreshing yet invigorating and healing — that’s how this summer beverage feels as you’re sipping and savoring it (hopefully while enjoying some fresh air on your patio or in your garden!). Use fresh ginger and turmeric if you’re able to find them as they really make a difference in the freshness of the drink. However, ground turmeric and ginger are lovely options as well!

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients

 3 cups water
 ¼ cup ginger (peeled, roughly chopped)
 ¼ cup turmeric (peeled, roughly chopped)
 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
 ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 ½ cup pineapple juice (unsweetened)
 2 tbsp mint (optional, fresh leaves)

Directions

1

Steep the tea: Add the water, ginger, turmeric, and peppercorns to a medium stovetop pot. Heat on medium-high until boiling then lower the heat to simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Once finished, strain the tea into a pitcher or 32-ounce mason jar.

3

Add the lemon and pineapple juices and stir. If you’re using a jar with a lid, tighten the lid and shake well.

4

Taste for additional sweetness (pineapple juice) or tartness (lemon juice) depending on your preference.

5

Enjoy it at room temperature or pour over ice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and pineapple chunks (on skewers if you’d like to get fancy!) if desired.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Use organic apple juice, mango juice, or orange juice in place of pineapple juice.

Instead of fresh turmeric, mix 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric into the lemonade pineapple mixture.

Instead of fresh ginger, mix 1 teaspoon of ground ginger into the lemonade pineapple mixture.

Add other flavors
Steep hibiscus along with the ginger, turmeric, and peppercorns for deep color, more nutrition, and a tart berry flavor.

Muddle berries into the juice.

Make it a green tea by steeping green tea with ginger and turmeric.

Make it spicy by adding a dash of cayenne pepper.

Rather than garnish, steep the mint with the ginger and turmeric.

Make it a spritzer
Add 8 ounces of carbonated water to 8 ounces of the lemonade.

Ingredients

 3 cups water
 ¼ cup ginger (peeled, roughly chopped)
 ¼ cup turmeric (peeled, roughly chopped)
 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
 ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 ½ cup pineapple juice (unsweetened)
 2 tbsp mint (optional, fresh leaves)

Directions

1

Steep the tea: Add the water, ginger, turmeric, and peppercorns to a medium stovetop pot. Heat on medium-high until boiling then lower the heat to simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Once finished, strain the tea into a pitcher or 32-ounce mason jar.

3

Add the lemon and pineapple juices and stir. If you’re using a jar with a lid, tighten the lid and shake well.

4

Taste for additional sweetness (pineapple juice) or tartness (lemon juice) depending on your preference.

5

Enjoy it at room temperature or pour over ice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and pineapple chunks (on skewers if you’d like to get fancy!) if desired.

Ginger Turmeric Pineapple Lemonade