Raspberry Ginger Lime Seltzer

Raspberry Ginger Lime Seltzer

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

Raspberries, lime, and ginger sparkle in a homemade soft drink that's the taste of summer in a glass. This homemade soda has three parts: fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and seltzer water. Store all three components in the fridge separately, then mix just before serving.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Fruit concentrate
  • ¼ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • ½ lime, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sliced fresh ginger
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • Simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup water
  • Seltzer
  • 3 cups seltzer water

Preparation

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  1. To make fruit concentrate: place raspberries, lime, ginger, and mint leaves in a pitcher or large jar and smash with a wooden spoon to release their juices. Stir in water. Let the mixture infuse in the fridge overnight, then strain.
  2. To make simple syrup: combine water and sugar (or honey) in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until completely dissolved. Let cool.
  3. To make soda: for each serving of soda, combine ¼ cup fruit concentrate, 1 tsp. simple syrup and ¾ cup seltzer water in a glass. Serve with ice if desired.
  • To make ahead: The fruit concentrate will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The syrup will keep, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Tip: Create additional seltzer flavors using these combinations for the fruit concentrate.
  • Cranberry Orange Ginger: ½ cup cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed) ½ orange, sliced 1 tsp. sliced fresh ginger
  • Pineapple Lemon Ginger: 1 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or frozen (thawed) ½ lemon, sliced 1 tsp. sliced fresh ginger

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 17 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 180 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 15 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 42 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: free food

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