Sparkling Ginger Lemonade…. Cheers!

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 24, 2011

I am finally fashionable.

Yes, I am now officially part of the fashionable foodie crowd… I’ve dined on food from a gourmet food truck!!!

Cheerburger foodtruck Sparkling Ginger Lemonade.... Cheers!

This past weekend, the lovely Rachael of La Fuji Mama organized a tasting from one of LA’s newest gourmet food trucks – Cheer Burger. It was a great opportunity to hang out with some of my favorite people and try some amazing burgers. So what is so special about these burgers – one word… JUICY! These were, hands down, some of the juiciest burgers I’ve ever had. Cheer Burger has 5 different burgers and yes – we got to try all five. My favorite? The Rich Burger – mushrooms, onions and garlic with a “special” sauce… oh yeah, definitely my kind of burger! No burger would be complete though  without fries and Cheer Burger has two different kinds – cottage fries and sweet potato fries – both of which were outstanding! Lest you think that this is just another Burger truck, let me assure you that it isn’t – the truck also offers a variety of Korean style  buns and a “yummy yam pocket” – which is exactly that – yams with melted mozzarella encased in a fried shell.

Cheer burger fries and yam pocket Sparkling Ginger Lemonade.... Cheers!

Don't these make your mouth water?

To accompany our burgers, La Fuji Mama’s brother (who introduced Rachael to the burger truck) made a ginger lemonade which was the perfect accompaniment to the burgers and fries… and of course it got me thinking that it would also be a great beverage to serve during the Super Bowl for those who don’t drink beer. So, today I whipped up a batch to “test drive it”… and yes, it is the perfect drink to serve with chicken wings, chips and dips.

So what are you serving for the Super Bowl? Me… well,  stay tuned for my Super Bowl Menu!!!

Here are some other lemonade recipes you may enjoy

Dianasaurdishes -Lavender Lemonade

Amanda’s Cookin’ – Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

PinExt Sparkling Ginger Lemonade.... Cheers!


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucy Lean January 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

looks very refreshing


Nancy January 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

It really is.. would be wonderful to sip while sitting on the beach at White’s!


Kristen January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

Sounds like fun and the lemonade sounds delicious!


sippitysup January 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Do I have to even mention the add-in I think might be good with this?? Nope… GREG


Nancy January 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Ah, great minds think alike!! LOL!!


marla {family fresh cooking} January 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

This lemonade with the fresh ginger sounds amazing. Sounds like the perfect day with friends at an amazing food truck! xo


Nancy January 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Sorry you weren’t there Marla!! The lemonade is very refreshing and not too sweet!


Allison [Haute Box] January 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Wow. This looks so refreshing!


Nancy January 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

It is!! Even my teenagers gave it a major thumbs up!!


Kate January 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I have a lemon glut so that looks like the perfect recipe for me !!!


Nancy January 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Lucky you!!! This got a two thumbs up from my teenagers which I took to be a good sign!


Kim January 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

So bummed I missed out on this event! Because I was already committed to FBLA. Sounds like a lot of fun, will have to scout out the truck for future burgers.

Lemonade looks delicious too. :)



Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:47 am

I know… I am bummed I missed FBLA (sigh…) that’s the way it always works, though, isn’t it??? Think we need to hit up the OC trucks soon!!!


My Man's Belly January 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Ummm…I’ve only got one question. Where’s the vodka?


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

Excellent question!!! Should have put that “addition” in my post!!


Magic of Spice January 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I love the sound of this lemonade and I would so love to try one of those yam pockets :)


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:39 am

I had never had a yam pocket before and it was good!!!


Mary Ann January 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

You have always been fashionable! Sounds like an iced tea version would be good, too.
You can tell you live in Calif. My daughter is freezing in NY right now.
Mary Ann


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:39 am

This in an Arnold Palmer would be terrific! I’ll bet your daughter is c-o-o-l-d…… evidently this has been the snowiest Jan. on record…. Brrrr.. wishing for a bit of that cold here though.


Jennifer January 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

The lemonade was delicious on Sat. Can’t wait to try it with your additions. And it was so nice meeting you.


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:38 am

Hi Jen,

It was great to meet you too!! Driving home on Saturday I kept thinking about that lemonade so…. had to make some!!


Jean | Delightful Repast February 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Nancy, we love fresh, homemade citrus drinks and this one sounds lovely! Fresh ginger is one of those things I get on a kick with and then forget about it for ages. This has me ready for some ginger.


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

Me too Jean! We’ve had whatever it is going through the house so I made a big batch of the ginger syrup to add to tea and even made some more lemonade – felt great on a sore throat!


sally cameron February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Nancy, this looks so refreshing. I don’t drink sodas so lemonade is a favorite, as is anything with ginger. Looking forward to trying it!


Nancy February 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm

It’s very refreshing – even my 15 year old liked it!


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