Ginger Limeade

Ginger Limeade

The combination of ginger and lime culminates in a flavor profile that is both refreshing and spicy.  A cold glass of ginger limeade tastes great on a warm summer day.  Add some agave nectar and a lime leaf to improve the naturally bitter taste.  Keep in mind, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and bitters.

Summertime Ginger Limeade

Ginger ranks among Hildegard’s favorite healing spices; she recommended it for it’s warming effect in balancing bodily humors.  Limes are rich in vitamin C along with calcium and other phytochemicals.  We think if Hildegard had ready access to limes in 12th Century Germany, she would have certainly included a drink like this one in her fasting guidelines.

Ingredients

For 8 to 10 servings.

  • 14 Limes (or, two cups lime juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 6 Tablespoons agave nectar, sweetener

Preparation

Squeeze limes for lime juice. We assume 7 limes produces 1 cup of lime juice.  Add coarsely grated ginger to lime juice, and combine with water.  We assume 3 cups of water per 1 cup of lime juice. Add agave nectar, and serve with a lime leaf.