Ginger Lemonade

This is one of the many ways I get herbally goodness into the fussy midgets when they get sick.

Ginger Lemonade

2 inch piece of fresh ginger.
1/8 cup dried elderberries
4 lemons
4 cups water

Start this preparation by chopping the fresh ginger and putting it into a thermos or other container that can be covered.

In a sauce pan put elderberries and the zest of four lemons in  4 cups of  water and bring the water to a boil.  When the water boils pour it over the ginger and cover the container.  Infuse for at least four hours.  I generally let it sit overnight.

In the morning I strain the mixture and juice the lemons. Add the lemon juice to the strained mixture and sweeten as desired by  adding  raw honey or Grade B Maple syrup.  You can add a bit of cayenne pepper to this if you are dealing with respiratory illness.

It can (and should be) served warm if viral symptoms are present but it also makes a refreshing cold lemonade to drink anytime.

Published by Stephany Riley Hoffelt

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