Chef Madhur Jaffrey
Combine the ginger, sugar, cardamom pods, and 2 cups of water in a pan and bring to a boil.
Simmer on medium - low heat about 15 minutes, or until 1 1/2 cups are left. Strain and cool.
Add the lemon juice, mix, and refrigerate.
Once chilled, serve in small glasses with lots of ice and the fresh mint.