Oh my gosh, this drink! It’s soooo refreshing, and very fizzy! Is fizzy a word?? It is for this drink!
This spritzer is great for hot, summer days when you need a drink that not only quenches your thirst, but is also very delicious.
And, it’s also a great drink to serve friends that don’t drink alcohol, but you still want to serve them a nice looking “mocktail”.
All summer I was making large pitchers of lemonade or ginger lemonade, but most times a large pitcher was too much for me. So I decided to make the simple syrup and use as needed. But then I added it to some seltzer water and it reinvented itself into Goddess Nectar!
You are going to start with a simple syrup, all you need is fresh ginger, lemon juice, sugar and water.
I started with about 1-1/4 cup water in a small sauce pan. I took a 1-1/2 inch chunk of ginger, peeled it and sliced it. Then I placed the ginger in the water and brought it to a light simmer for about 8 minutes or so. It’s important for it not to boil, but just a very light simmer. Next, I turned the heat off and added one cup of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let that steep for about 10 minutes, then remove the ginger slices. Add one cup of lemon juice, stir well and pour into a jar. Give the jar a gentle shake before using.
To make the spritzer, fill a glass with ice and pour in some of the simple syrup. The measurement depends on the glass of course, but to give you a starting point I used an 8oz glass tumbler, filled with ice, I add about ¼ cup of the goddess syrup and top it off with seltzer water. You can add less of the syrup, it really depends on your preference. Stir well, add a slice of lemon and enjoy.