Anna Wolf
Hands-On Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins

A beverage that doubles as a healthy soda for the kids and a cocktail for the adults is plain brilliant in our books. Make a double batch and label one pitcher as boozy and one as virgin. Either way, the drink has just five ingredients and each one packs (excuse the pun) a big punch. Ginger and granulated sugar get whirled up in the food processor and made into fresh-tasting simple syrup. A ton of fresh lime juice makes up the body of the drink, and, here’s the kicker, freshly squeezed orange juice stands in for sickly sweet orange-flavored liqueur.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine ginger and sugar in a food processor and process until ginger is finely ground. Transfer to a small saucepan and add ⅔ cup water; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves; strain.

Step 2

Combine ginger syrup, lime juice, sliced lime, orange juice, and club soda or tequila in a large pitcher filled with ice and stir to combine. Serve over ice.

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