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by Sarah Steimer

Riding public transportation during cold and flu season is one of the worst experiences ever. But drinking a tall glass of this ginger limeaid felt like a nice detox after a germ-y ride.

Riding public transportation during cold and flu season is one of the worst after-work experiences. But drinking a tall glass of this ginger limeade felt like a nice detox after a germ-y ride. By the way, simmering the ginger will make your kitchen smell like heaven.

For the ginger syrup:

  • 1 cup ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water

Combine the ginger, sugar and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for about 1 hour.

Drain the mixture through a fine strainer to remove the ginger bits. Let the syrup cool.

For the limeaid:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup lime juice (about 5 regular limes)
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 2 cups water

Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Strain the lime juice into a pitcher and mix in the zest, 2 cups water and the cooled simple syrup (not the ginger syrup).

Add enough ginger syrup to taste when serving.

Makes about 4 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Use Real Butter

*We’re taking advantage of the winter citrus season (and healthy New Year’s resolutions) during the month of January. Look for six drink recipes focused on lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges and more. Find all the Fresh-squeezed recipes here.

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