Ginger Limeade

by Leslie Lytle on July 4, 2012

Cool drink for a hot day.
The weather’s got us hankering for something ice cold and refreshing. Here’s a drink we’ve found useful over the years for the nausea and indigestion that comes with pregnancy , and that’s very cooling during the hot summer months here in Richmond. If you’re out of limes and desperate for relief, check out Bill’s Barbecue and Kuba Kuba– they make great limeades. A limeade was my first request after labor – I guzzled down the largest one Bill’s makes. (Order them half-sweet!)

Ginger Flavored Simple Syrup
1 cup organic sugar
2 cups water
¼ -1/3 cup coarsely grated ginger

Bring the sugar and water to boil in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ginger and simmer a minute more, then set aside to cool completely. Strain into a clean jar and refrigerate till needed.

To make a ginger limeade, in a large glass:
Squeeze:           ½ – 1 lime
Add:                 1-3 Tbs ginger simple syrup to taste
Stir in:              Ice cubes and water or seltzer

If you don’t have simple syrup, organic maple or agave syrup make great substitutes. You don’t have to be pregnant to partake.

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