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
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.