Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Refreshing An Old Standby
1 part lemon juice (or lime juice)
1 part ginger simple syrup*
2 1/2 parts water
1/2 part ice
Raspberries for garnish
Mix all ingredients in a glass or container and enjoy!
*Ginger Simple Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar (white or raw)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger root cut into 8 slices
Mix together in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to return to room temperature (about 2 hours). Discard ginger pieces (or chop and use in another recipe). Place syrup in a covered container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. This syrup will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Ginger is such a fabulous addition to citrus. It is also soothing for stomach upsets. It just makes my tastebuds happy, happy, happy.