Makes 1 large pitcher
2 chunks of fresh ginger the size of a medium sized hand each
1 cup sugar
1-2 limes juiced
1-2 liters seltzer water
2 cups water
Wash and scrub ginger well, remove skin by scraping ginger with a spoon, not worrying too much about getting all peel off. Chop Ginger up into medium chunks, like chopping an onion roughly. In a medium sauce pan place ginger and 2 cups water and bring to a boil, let simmer for about 30 minutes. Take off burner and let rest until room temperature. Strain out ginger chunks and discard ginger. Add 1 cup of sugar and place back on burner, bring to a boil and then reduce temperature to simmer about 5 minutes. Cool mixture completely.
In a pitcher combine ginger syrup and lime juice and 1-2 liters of seltzer water, until desired sweetness and taste. Chill & serve over ice.