I’m experimenting with making healthy, flavorful beverages with no or low calories and very little sugar. My first foray into the wonderful world of beverages.
You can make a little batch, taste it and then adjust the ingredients to your liking.
- Peeled, diced fresh ginger
- Simple Syrup (1 cup Splenda & 1 cup water)
- Fresh lime juice
- Club soda
Peel & dice a large piece of ginger (about one cup), place in saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it seep uncovered for 20 minutes.
To make simple syrup, gently heat 1 cup water in sauce pan and dissolve 1 cup sugar in it. (I use Splenda for zero calories.)
Using a mesh strainer, pour the ginger liquid into a 1/2 gallon pitcher. Discard ginger pieces. Add 1/2 cup simple syrup to pitcher. Add a squeeze of lime juice (about 2 tsp) and 2 cups of Club soda.
Taste the beverage. It will be quite zesty. Carefully add sugar, lime or soda and continue tasting until you like the combination.
From the base (above), my preference is 4 cups soda (for a total of 6) and 1/2 lime.