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.
4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, roughly chopped
1¼ cups granulated sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 limes), plus 1 lime, thinly sliced for serving
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cups club soda or tequila blanco
Sat fat 0.01g
How to Make It
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.
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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