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Photograph by Rana Düzyol, food styling by Pearl Jones, prop styling by Beth Pakradooni

The gentle heat of fresh ginger and bright tang of fresh lime juice highlight strawberries’ natural sweetness in this ultra-refreshing drink that can easily be scaled up for a crowd. Add a splash of vodka, tequila, or gin for a boozy version.

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What you’ll need


4 servings


oz. ginger, scrubbed, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)


cup (200 g) sugar


lb. fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered, divided


cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)


tsp. kosher salt

Club soda and lime wedges (for serving)


  1. Step 1

    Stir 4 oz. ginger, scrubbed, thinly sliced (about 1 cup), 1 cup (200 g) sugar, ½ lb. fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered, and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; simmer gently until strawberries have lost most of their color, 15–20 minutes. Remove pan with strawberry syrup from heat.

    Step 2

    Using a potato masher or fork, gently crush remaining ½ lb. fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered, in a medium bowl. Strain strawberry syrup through a fine-mesh sieve over crushed berries and press on cooked berries in sieve to extract as much liquid as possible; discard cooked berries and ginger. Add ½ cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes) and ¼ tsp. kosher salt to strawberry mixture and stir to combine. Chill until cold, about 1 hour.

    Step 3

    To serve, divide strawberry mixture among 4 glasses filled with ice to come about halfway up sides; top off with club soda. Garnish each with a lime wedge and serve with straws if desired.

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  • Whats the approx. ratio of syrup to club soda? Without it, it's hard to know how to scale it up for bigger parties

    • Anonymous

    • 7/21/2023

  • Delicious, a little sweeter than I like, but it will be easy enough to use less sugar next time. Refreshing to drink and pretty to look at

    • Jane

    • Invermere, BC

    • 7/2/2023