Sunday, 17 August 2008

Mint-Ginger Spritzers

(Originally posted by Tami)

This drink is very refreshing.  As soon as I finish posting this I think I’ll go make some more from what I have left from dinner last night.  The recipe comes from the SB Parties and Holidays cook book

 3 tbs roughly chopped fresh ginger

1/2 c. water

3 tbs granular sugar substitute

1 c fresh mint leaves

1(2 liter) bottle seltzer water, chilled

Ice cubes

8 small fresh mint sprigs (optional)

 Place ginger in a small suacepan with water and sugar substitute.  Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and let steep in saucepan at room temperature for at least 4 hours.

After ginger syrup has steeped, add mint leaves and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.  Strain.

To serve, pour 1/2 cup of seltzer into a glass, add 1 tablespoon mint-ginger syrup, and stir.  Add ice and stir again.  Top drink with a mint sprig (optional).

Best of all this drink contains 0 everything!  Oh yeah, the book says you can make the syrup up to a week in advance and store in the fridge.

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