lemon ginger cocktail

i always learn about new cocktails when we travel. sometimes they're specific to the destination, and sometimes it's something they make all over the world, and i've just never tried it. this time in jamaica, it was the caipirinha. i heard some lady talking about it at one of the bars. it sounded light, refreshing, and like the perfect cocktail for a warm beach vacation. so, naturally, i drank them the rest of the vacation. when i got home and googled it, i realized they weren't really making it correctly at all (using lemons instead of limes, simple syrup instead of sugar, and vodka)… but it was good either way, so i put my twist on it and here's the recipe!

ingredients (makes one): 1/4 lemon chopped in half, 3 generous slices of fresh ginger, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 1/2 oz vodka, club soda.

muddle the lemon and ginger in the syrup and vodka. strain liquid into serving glass, removing solids. top with ice and club soda.

seriously simple and seriously refreshing. this will definitely be one of my go to cocktails for summer entertaining!