A wonderful way to beat the heat with tropical flavors. This version is Diabetic-Friendly as well.
Combine sucralose and water. Add ginger. Simmer for about 30 minutes until reduced to about 1 cup and a light syrup consistancy. Strain through sieve (to remove ginger pulp) then through coffee filter (to make a clear syrup). Allow to cool. This can be made ahead in quantity and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. See this recipe for more details:
Mix together 1/2 ounce of lime juice and 1 ounce of ginger syrup then pour over crushed ice in a tall (12 ounce) glass. Fill glass with about 6-8 ounces of soda water and stir briefly. Garnish with a slice of lime, 1/2 a cherry, and piece of candied ginger on a stick.
An umbrella and thin straw may be added to complete the presentation.
VARIATIONS: Adding a small amount of dark rum or vodka would make this a refreshing adult beverage.
Counting eating the garnish, each (8 ounce over ice) drink contains an estimated:
Cals: 23, FatCals; 0, TotFat: 0g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 0g, MonoFat: 0g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 38mg, K: 51mg
TotCarbs: 4g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g
NetCarbs: 4g, Protein: 0g
We enjoyed the normal (sugar syrup) version of this drink so much I asked for the recipe. Then I tinkered a bit and came up with this slimmed down version.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (326g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 1 (1%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 40.9mg||1 %|
|Potassium 55.7mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 28.6g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 28.2g|
|Protein 0.2g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 104
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