Ginger Drink

ginger drink

It's officially summer, and it's time for some refreshing drinks to quench your thirst! Ginger is great for digestion, and the lime adds a hint of citrus flavor.

GINGER DRINK

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 24 hours (steeping, mostly)

Yields: 6 people

Ingredients: 

1 lb fresh ginger root
Mint leaves (optional)
6 cups water
Juice of 2 limes
Maple syrup or agave nectar to taste

Directions: 

  1. Peel and grate the ginger.
  2. Add water to a large sauce pan with the ginger and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Cover the pan and turn off heat. Let sit for 24 hours.
  5. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve.
  6. Add the lime juice and maple syrup or agave, stir until dissolved.
  7. Serve chilled.
  8. Optional: Garnish with mint