Prep Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- 2 cups (about 10 ounces) coarsely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
- 3 strips lemon peel (about 4 inches each), yellow part only
- 1-1/2 cups (about) sugar
- 3 quarts chilled club soda
- Ice cubes
Place a fine wire strainer over a large bowl. Pour in ginger mixture to separate solids from liquid. Discard the lemon peel. The strained cooked ginger pieces may be reserved for other uses (good with vanilla ice cream or yogurt), if desired.
Cool the syrup, pour into a glass container, seal tightly, and chill at least 1 hour until cold or up to 1 week.
For each 16-ounce serving, mix 1/4 cup ginger syrup with 1 cup cold club soda and pour over ice. Additional ginger syrup and/or sugar may be added to taste.
Yield: about 4 quarts, 12 servings