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Ginger Lime Fizz

The ginger syrup made in step one may be stored in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to a week.

  • yield: Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 liter seltzer or sparkling water

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine ginger and sugar with 4 cups water, or enough to cover, in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; stir until sugar dissolves completely. Continue to simmer about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature, at least 2 hours. Strain out the ginger, and discard.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the ginger syrup, lime juice, and seltzer in a pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses, and serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 1999