Thirsty Thursday: Summery Ginger Concoctions

September 1, 2011

Made for so much more than ginger ale and ginger beer, ginger is one of my favorite herbs (spices?) both fresh, dried, ground, minced, pureed, juiced - you name it, I'm all about it. With spicy and earthy notes, ginger is the perfect compliment to sweet summer fruits and crisp teas. Here are a few of my favorite summertime drink recipes featuring fresh ginger.

Ginger Peach Margarita
Spicy ginger and sweet peaches take this cocktail to a whole other level.

Honeydew Ginger Green Tea
Fresh melon, tons of fresh ginger and green tea, blended and strained, make this an incredibly refreshing summer drink with just a touch of caffeine!

Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer
Fresh grapefruit and basil + ginger soda make this a quick and easy punch for 1 or 10.

Ginger Peach Coconut Smoothie
Fresh ginger, a whole peach and coconut milk make this smoothie both super healthy and deliciously refreshing.

Ginger Lemonade
Ridiculously refreshing twist on this summertime favorite.

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