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Ginger Lemonade

Cafe Mziuri
  • Serves: Makes a 1-litre jug
  • Preparation: 5
  • Passive: 180
  • Ready: 185

Cool down on hot summer days with Cafe Mzuiri’s wonderful recipe for homemade Ginger Lemonade!


  • 150 g fresh ginger
  • 15-20 fresh mint leaves
  • 500 ml hot boiled water
  • ice cubes — as many as you wish
  • 50 ml fresh orange juice
  • 50 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 50 ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 2 slices orange
  • 2 slices grapefruit
  • 50 ml sugar syrup
  • 100 ml soda (plain carbonated water)


Cut the ginger into cubes, and put these along with 15 fresh mint leaves into a large bowl or jug.  Pour in 500 ml boiled water (still hot), and rest the mixture for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, take a 1-litre jug and put some ice cubes in it. Add the filtered ginger and mint liquid, and all the remaining ingredients; orange juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon slices, orange slices, grapefruit slices, sugar syrup soda.

Shake well and add a few mint leaves to serve.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Cafe Mziuri

Photography by Nata Abashidze-Romanovskaya

Cafe Mziuri is situated in Tbilisi, Georgia. Located in one of the city’s most beautiful parks, the cafe functions as a social enterprise, with profits being reinvested into the development of the park. Social responsibility is a key part of the business and the cafe was the first in Georgia to be accessible to blind and visually impaired customers and those using wheelchairs. Cafe Mziuri organises open-air film screenings and runs a variety of entertainment as well as educational activities for children and youth. It started supporting MFM in April, 2017, replacing meat dishes with vegan alternatives on Mondays. One of the salads served on Mondays is named after Paul McCartney.

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