1.5cupsfresh lime juiceI use about 10 -12 limes, but this may vary
3ozfresh gingerroughly chopped
3tbspwater (for the ginger)
3cupsof ice cold soda water or water to dilute
Place the 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a simmer. Once all the sugar has dissolved and the syrup starts to boil, set it aside to cool.
Place the 3 oz fresh ginger and 1 tbsp water (upto 3 tbsp) in a mini processor, and pulse until well blended and pureed. Strain the ginger juice through a sieve, pressing down on the pulp to get the most out of the ginger. Set aside ¼ cup of this ginger juice.
Alternatively, if you have a juicer, juice enough ginger to get 3 tbsp of pure ginger juice.
Mix the ginger and salt with the 1.5 cups of lime juice. Add up to 1 - 1.5 cups of sugar syrup to sweeten the ginger lime juice (change the amount of sugar you add according to your tastes).
Pour into a clean bottle/jar with a closeable cap and leave in the fridge to chill until needed.
To make the ginger limeade drink
To ensure the drink is nice and cold, make sure all components are chilled. You can use ice, but remember to add less liquid to compensate for the melting ice.
Mix the ginger lime syrup with water or soda water at a 1:2 ratio or a 1:1 ratio (for a stronger drink). Keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy! Add more water if needed.