What you need:

4 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2 cups water
4 teaspoons honey
2 cups carbonated water
Lemon slices

What you do:

  1. Finely chop or shred ginger in a food processor or with a hand grater. Boil water and add the ginger to it. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain.
  2. Add honey. Agave nectar can be used as a substitute sweetener.
  3. Allow mixture to cool to reach room temperature. Pour 1/2 cup in a glass. Add seltzer, a lemon slice, and ice. Stir and serve. Any leftover drink must be refrigerated or the mixture will begin to ferment and you’ll have ginger beer!

Makes 4 servings.