An alternative to diet (Nutrasweet) soda. Can be used at any time or after any meal -lemons/limes are not on the fruit list. It is refreshing and thirst quenching. (a shrub was a colonial drink made with mashed fruits.) I am thinking this might do well as a sorbet or popsicle for hot summer days.
Grate 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger root ( I keep it frozen, lasts longer and grates easier) into a very large sundae glass, squeeze a half of a lemon into the glass, leave lemon in and mash it up a bit with a wooden spoon handle. Add 2 packets (one pack if you like less sweet) of Splenda, fill with ice and then club soda.