- 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled ginger (7 ounces)
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- About 1 quart chilled seltzer or club soda
- About 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Cook ginger in water in a small saucepan at a low simmer, partially covered, 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep, covered, 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing on ginger and then discarding. Return liquid to saucepan and add sugar, then heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Chill syrup in a covered jar until cold.
You could leave out the sugar and sweeten to taste with stevia or another sweetener of your choice.Assemble drinks:
Mix ginger syrup with seltzer and lime juice (start with 1/4 cup syrup and 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice per 3/4 cup seltzer, then adjust to taste). Pour over ice.