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                               Ginger Limeade
 
 Recipe By     : John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ginger                           Limes
                 Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           sugar
    2      cups          tap water
                         OR bottled water
    1      piece         ginger about the size
                         an index finger -- cut
                         into thick slices
    1 1/4  cups          fresh lime juice
                         from ten limes -- approximately
   16      ounces        carbonated water -- approximately
                         mint sprigs -- optional garnish
 
 In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and l/2 cup of the water, and bring
 to a boil, stirring frequently over high heat. Allow to boil for 1 minute
 to dissolve the sugar: then remove from heat pour into a pitcher and allow
 to cool.
 
 In the same saucepan, combine the remaining 1+1/2 cups of water and the
 ginger, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and
 simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, add to the sugar syrup and allow
 to cool.
 
 While the ginger is simmering, juice the limes. When the sugar and ginger
 mixture is at room temperature, add the lime juice and mix well. Fill 4
 glasses with crushed ice. Add enough of the lime juice mixture to half fill
 the glasses, then fill to the top with carbonated water. Serve garnished
 with a mint sprig if desired.
 
 Makes 4 drinks. [per serving 216 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 2
 milligrams sodium.]
 
 --Released by New York Times News Service, reprinted in Riverside
 Press-Enterprise, Aug 30, 1998 (Sun) MasterCook from kitpath@earthlink.net
 
 
 Notes: New York Times News Service
 
 
 
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