Sounds Like a Refreshing Libation?

Sans alcohol, or, feel free to add the alcohol of your choice (rum seems like a logical choice) to “liven” this up a bit; but it doesn’t sound like it really requires livening.

I ran across this recipe on the blogsphere today and can’t wait to try it out.

Recipe for Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

The ginger syrup will keep for several weeks in a covered glass jar in the fridge. Use it not only to flavor lemonade and iced tea, but to brush on cake layers as well.

For the ginger simple syrup:
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups water
1-3/4″ piece fresh ginger (about 1/2 ounce), peeled, roughly chopped

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Transfer to a blender and whiz until the ginger is pulverized. The mixture will be slightly cloudy. (You can strain out the ginger if it bothers you, but I don’t.)

For the lemonade:

For each serving, combine 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons ginger simple syrup (or to taste) and 10 ounces of sparkling water. Stir well, and serve over ice.

(By Cheryl Sternman Rule from the Accidental Hedonist blog.)

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