Warmer days often leave cravings for cold, refreshing drinks. Often, we reach for a margarita, martini or a n ice, cold beer. And there’s nothing wrong with having a drink every once in awhile. But, for the days when you want the refresher sans alcohol, I’ve got the ticket. All you need is:
– seltzer water (carbonated water)
– fresh ginger root
– a lemon (or lime).
You could definitely use pre-minced ginger, but if you have a zester, zest some fresh ginger and rinse your zester off in a glass filled with the seltzer water. Using a fork, extract the lemon juice (and some pulp!) from 1/2 a lemon. Add ice, toss back and forth between 2 glasses and enjoy. You seriously are gonna love this. I may or may not be slightly addicted at the moment.
*This is also a great drink for anyone trying to kick soda consumption. The fizz and flavor are better than any soda when you’re craving bubbles!