Sometimes I want something different for a summer drink – cool, refreshing, not overly sweet and no alcohol. My sister came up with this concoction a couple years ago, and I’ve made it several times every summer since. I’m sure I’ve changed amounts etc., but the general recipe should be about the same. It’s pretty open to your own editing. I get the dried Ginger root and dried red berry from Tea Source.
Berry-Ginger Summer Drink
3 Tbsp. dried Ginger root
3 Tbps. dried red berries
6 cups water
2 cups pomegranate juice (I use POM Wonderful)
32 oz. club soda/sparkling water
1-2 limes, sliced
1. Put water in a small pot and bring to boil. Add ginger root and berries. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from burner and let cool.
2. Strain mixture into large pitcher. Add pomegranate juice and several slices of lime.
3. Refrigerate until cold.
4. Add ice to a glass and fill glass 1/2 to 2/3 full with above mixture. Fill with club soda, garnish with a lime slice.
5. If you wish some additional sweetness, add a drop or two of stevia or some sugar.