I have this weird habit that involves ordering a lot of drinks anywhere I go. At breakfast I typically order a dirty chai, a fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, & ice water w/ lemon. If I am just stopping in at 7-11, I’ll usually grab a cold green tea, a sparkling lemon flavored water, & a grapefruit Pellegrino. I just like to have my options, ya know?
Back when we were in Copenhagen, we stopped in at the cutest lil’ cafe & I did my regular order three drinks thing. Starting with a fresh mint tea, then an iced coffee, & finishing it off w/ a ginger rose lemonade to go. The fresh mint tea was so yum, the coffee was ya know- iced coffee, but that GRL… seriously next level.
You all now know that I have a legit addiction to anything/everything ginger (remember- we went over this last week). So, kind of a no brainer that I was going to either a. find it back in the states & buy by the dozen or b. make it!! Searching for it was a bust, so naturally- I went w/ the latter.
It’s basically the most bomb ginger ale you’ve ever tasted, minus all the crap, plus some fancy additions (the rose & the lemons). Not to mention, those fresh squeezed lemons make it the most refreshing drink ever on this planet, IMO.
I’m actually planning to remake it again this weekend for my girlfriends bday brunch, but this time I am throwing some champs into the mix. Sounds amaze- right?
Try it out & LMK what you babes think.
» 1/2 cup Q Ginger Ale. Please please I beg don’t make this w/ Canada Dry!! Q Ginger Ale is the BEST! It uses real ginger, isn’t jam packed with high fructose corn syrup/sugar, is only 60 calories, & also is infused w. cardamom/ cayenne/ rose oil/ coriander/ & orange peel.
» 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (I used Meyer lemons).
» 1 tsp. Rose Water- but make sure it’s the kind meant for cooking, not the kind meant for beauty. It’s not the easiest to find in stores, but they have it for sale here on good ole’ Amazon.
[ SIDEBAR: Rose Water is actually FAB for beauty uses & I am a huge fan!! Read more about it here & be sure to check out my fave beauty DIY for an epic Rose Water smoothing serum. ]
» Mint leaves, fresh- if possible.
» First, squeeze your lemon. Mix together your fresh lemon juice with your ginger ale. «
» Add in one tsp. of your rose water! The taste can be strong, so start w/ one tsp. If you need more, go from there! «
» Whip up some mint ice cubes using filtered H20, an ice cube tray, & your fresh mint (duh!) «
» Serve it up & enjoy! Cheers babes <3 «