CITRUS COOLER

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Zippy Ginger Syrup (see below)

1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1/4 cup club soda

2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Ice

Orange slices

Instructions

Zippy Ginger Syrup:
In a blender combine the ginger and 1 cup water. Whirl until smooth, then pour into a heavy 2 quart pan. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool, pour through a strainer into an airtight container. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Citrus Cooler:
Combine syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, club soda and lemon juice in a pitcher. Stir. Pour into tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with orange slices.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Martin Yan