by the Editors
- 3 cups white sugar (more or less to taste)
- 4 quarts water
- 3-4inches of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
- 4 cups fresh lemon juice
In an 8-quart saucepan combine sugar, water, and ginger. Heat over medium until sugar is melted. Increase heat until boiling, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Stir in lemon juice. Cool 15 minutes. Strain to remove ginger.
Refrigerate. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint, lemon slices, or a stick of sugar cane.