You Can Make Your Own Refreshing Refresher by You Can Make Your Own Refreshing Refresher 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups water Fresh ginger root cubed Green tea bags Sparkling water Lime juice optional Melt sugar in water on fire. Add ginger and tea bags and heat for 5 min. Turn off stove and let cool. Pour about 1/4 cup of mixture in glass and top with sparkling water. Add a splash of lime.