Lately I find myself craving ginger in any form. I think it started when we bought a juicer and I discovered the wonders of orange/carrot/ginger juice (a must have now on a daily basis) The spiciness of the ginger adds a refreshing zing and helps settle my stomach as well.
Last night I whipped up some ginger syrup, so today I could make some ginger lemonade.
1 cup rough chopped, scrubbed, ginger root.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
place all ingredients in medium saucepan, bring to a boil. simmer for one hour. strain.
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
3-4 Tbls. ginger syrup
8 ounces water
Shake all ingredients in a mason jar until well chilled. Adjust syrup to taste. (I used 4 Tbls., but I like it zesty)
Drink on your balcony.