In New York City, we’re just about going through our second heat wave of the summer. Humid, and over 90 degrees. Outside. Now stuff that into a top floor apartment in Brooklyn, and you start to get a feel of my situation. My grandmother, and aunt were horrified when they learned that the apartment does not have air conditioning. “I drink lots of water,” I said. “But that’s not the point,” my aunt retorted.
Eh. Maybe not , but it certainly helps. Here’s something else that helps: Honeyed Ginger Lemonade.
I’d been keeping a pitcher of iced tea in the fridge, and a container of simple syrup made out of honey to go with it. After lunching at Super Core yesterday, I decided to replicate their Honeyed Ginger Lemonade at home. I dumped a whole bunch of ginger and lemon into my already made simple syrup. I added a bit more honey to the container to make it a bit more concentrated, so that when the ice melted, the lemonade would be the right amount of sweet. Finally, I added a whole bunch of ice to my glass, and there you have it: Honeyed Ginger Lemonade.