Ginger limeade

I made this on Easter Sunday to have "drinks" with friends (b/c I was still suffering from cocktails with friends on Friday night). It's your basic lemonade/ limeade with a load of ginger for a kick/ healthy boost.

- 1 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- 4-5 limes
- 2 lemons
- about 4-5" of ginger, peeled and chopped

Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup of the water over medium heat in a saucepan, set aside to cool. Juice the lemons and limes, you should have about 1 1/2 cups of juice. Blend the juice with the ginger, strain into your pitcher. Add the simple syrup (sugar water) and the other 5 cups of water. The brilliant part of this, is that all components can be adjusted to taste- add more ginger for kick, limes for tart or sugar for sweet- the stuff is goood (and won't give you a hangover- as long as you don't add booze!)