I am inspired once again by True Food Kitchen. This gingery, bubbly, slightly sweet and sour elixir has become my very favorite brunch (or any time of day) “mock-tail”. It’s so easy to make!
Ginger-infused water is a game-changer. I keep a jar of it in the fridge and add it to my smoothies, tonics and even to dressings and sauces that need a little kick of fresh ginger’s distinctive heat and flavor!
1 cup fresh ginger root, roughly chopped (organic, if available)
4 cups filtered drinking water
Combine in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve or nut milk bag (that’s what I use). Keep in airtight container, refrigerated.
Note: This makes a lot of ginger water and a little goes a long way flavor-wise. If you don’t plan to use it up within a week, half the recipe.
Original Ginger (O.G.) Refresher (inspired by True Food Kitchen)
1/4 cup Ginger-infused water
1-2 tablespoons liquid sweetener, to taste (agave, maple or simple syrup works best)
1/4 fresh lime for squeezing
6 ounces bubbly water of your choice (I use tonic water)
Pour the ginger water into a 16 ounce glass and with a spoon, stir in the sweetener until dissolved. Taste for sweetness and add more if you like. Squeeze in the lime juice and throw away the peel part if it is not organic, otherwise you could just let it float around and look pretty.
Add ice and stir, then finish with the bubbly water to fill the glass. One more gentle stir, then enjoy!
Note: This is not the exact recipe from TFK, but I think it tastes pretty close. I also think it would be good with fresh mint.