Ginger Lemon Spritzer

¼ lb. fresh ginger
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
Sparkling mineral water

Finely grate ginger. Squeeze out as much ginger juice as you can (you should have at least 4 tsp.). Discard pulp. Strain juice, if you want.
Mix ginger juice, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Divide ginger-lemon concentrate between 4 tall glasses. Top up glasses with mineral water.

Makes 4 servings

Adapted from Vijs Ginger Lemon Drink in A Fork in the Road by Anik See (Macmillan Canada, 2000), who happens to be the food researcher for The Urban Peasant!