Homemade Ginger Juice - refreshingly tangy, minty and sweet with a zing natural drink made with only 5 simple ingredients. Replace sugar with honey, and you have one wholesome detoxifying drink that can either be served hot or cold!
4ouncefresh ginger root, (about 1 cup chopped peeled ginger)
14- 16leaves fresh mint
6 -7 cupswater , (adjust to desired strength,with more or less)
2large lemons, juiced
1cup white sugar, (sub with honey, see notes)
Peel ginger using a knife or spoon to remove skin.
Crush mint in a small bowl using a small pestle ( I used a wooden lemon juicer). Set aside.
Then chop ginger into rough chunks, small enough to easily blend in a blender or food processor. An alternative method would be to use a microplane or fine edge of a grater. Do not cut ginger in chunks if using a grater to grate the ginger.
Bring about 7 cups of water to a boil. Use a kettle or pot.
While water is heating up, place ginger into a blender, cover with 1 cup water, and blend until ginger is thick and pasty.
Add ginger paste in a large bowl with mints and boiled water.
Sieve ginger using cheese cloth over large bowl or cup, then squeeze out juice from ginger and let it fall into the bowl. Discard the remaining paste.
Stir lemon juice and sugar into ginger juice until sugar has dissolved and serve garnished with mint leaves.
Serve with ice if desired. Some people like it hot.
During winter , it will be best to drink it hot.
You can also add honey in place of sugar, as honey gives a sweet natural aroma.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.