Succulent Saturdays - Recipe of the Week

Northstar Cafe Fresh Ginger Ale: Version 2.0

Yield: Approximately 12 drinks

Ingredients

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 Directions

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.

Thanks to Lolly's Sweet & Savory Treats for providing this wonderful recipe. For more of my favorite recipes check out my collection on Foodgawker.