So I'm on an alcohol-free kick at the moment. Not because I think I drink too much, but just because it's commonplace for my husband and I to crack a cold one right before dinner - and lately, this has been a daily indulgence! Given our goal to get in shape this summer, we're trying to lay off the beer and wine. Which means I need to find a tasty alternative to my evening drink. Now that it's light out later, we enjoy our backyard much more, and it's so wonderful to sit in the sun with a cool beverage.
So last night I attempted to make my own homemade ginger ale. It was a success, and my 4.5 year old also enjoyed it! If you're looking for a great summer drink, give it a try.
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tsp grated ginger (more or less, depending on "spicy-ness") Sparkling water sweetener to taste (I used a splash of agave nectar)
Mix all ingredients together, add ice and enjoy. I might try leaving it for 10 minutes, and then straining out the "floaties" as my daughter calls them :)