Erin (you may remember her as Mr. Ben's lovely wife) was in town for work last week, so I had her over for dinner. I whipped up a couple old favorites, Moroccan spiced chickpea soup and salty sesame chocolate chip cookies. I wanted to make a fun drink, but since Erin is pregnant, it had to be an alcohol-free mocktail.
A riff on my favorite, the gin rickey, this ginger lime fizz drink replaces the herby gin with a spicy and sweet ginger simple syrup and pairs it with lime juice. It's pretty awesome... a little bit like ginger beer with a hint of lime. The way I mixed it was by the glass rather than in a large pitcher... I found the ratio of 3 tablespoons ginger simple syrup to 2 tablespoons lime juice to 3/4 cup soda water to glass full of ice tasted just right.