Northstar Cafe Fresh Ginger Ale: Version 2.0
Yield: Approximately 12 drinks
2 arms of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
5 cups water
1 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (8-10 limes)
5-6 sprigs fresh mint
1 liter club soda
1. Place the water, chunks, of ginger, and sugar in a medium-sized pot and heat over medium heat on the stove. Bring to a rolling boil and then remove from heat and allow to steep for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
2. In a separate small bowl, add the mint leaves and lime juice. Muddle the mint with a wooden spoon to incorporate the flavor into the lime juice.
3. Add the ginger syrup to a pitcher. Add in the lime/mint mixture and stir to combine. Chill and serve with club soda, to taste (I prefer 1 part ginger syrup to 2 parts club soda.