Photo: Ray Kachatorian
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
Stand Time
15 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings

The first thing you'll notice is the lemon's mellow tartness, then sweetness before the low gingery heat settles in. All that excitement in one sip.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 1 cup water, sugar, and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir constantly about 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Pour sparkling water, lemon juice, vodka, and 1 cup of the ginger simple syrup over ice in a large pitcher; stir gently. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

Step 3

Serve It in Style: For an eye-catching addition to your table, serve your drinks in a samovar. Traditionally used to heat water for Russian tea, samovars can be used for cold drinks, too. Diamond Cut Samovar, suggested retail $410, by GO Home Ltd.; e-mail info@gohomeltd.com for retailers.

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