I have an abundance of Tahitian Limes at the moment and they have begun to fall off the tree. The days are warming up and already we have had a few days of total fire bans. This early in the year it shows how dry and hot the weather is for mid spring. With the warmer weather cold drinks are very welcome.
Lime and Ginger Syrup
6 cm piece of root ginger, peeled and sliced
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lime juice strained
Simmer the sliced ginger and around 2 cups of water for 20 minutes.
Strain the ginger from the water and measure the water to 1 cup, adding more water if it has reduced down too much.
Combine the sugar and water and cook until reduced by about 1 third. Take off the heat and stir in the lime juice.
The syrup will keep in the fridge for a few weeks but if you would like to make a larger batch you can preserve it by putting it in jars and boiling them in a water bath for about 8 minutes to seal them.