Meyer Lemon and Ginger Spritzer

After reading Erika’s post yesterday about her Meyer lemon tree (so jealous!), I was inspired to share with you guys one of my favorite ways to use Meyer lemon juice.  I love ginger with just about any type of citrus and Meyer lemons are no exception.   What follows is more of a general guideline than a true recipe- play around with the ingredients to get your preferred level of tartness, spiciness and sweetness!

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Meyer Lemon and Ginger Spritzer

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

Ginger Syrup:
* 2 cups sugar
* 1-1/4 cups water
* several inches fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds

Meyer Lemon and Ginger Spritzer:
* juice of one Meyer lemon
* ginger syrup
* sparkling water
* ice

Directions:

To make the ginger, syrup, combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the mixture has thickened slightly and is nice and syrupy. Let cool, transfer to a bottle and refrigerate.

To make the spritzer, combine the lemon juice, a small amount of ginger syrup and sparkling water and stir to mix. Taste and adjust the amount of syrup and/or sparkling water, if necessary. Add ice and serve immediately.

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