Still trying to kick that soda habit? Try making your own. You will use less sweetener, and none of the other bad-for-you-stuff.
This combo feels like a cocktail- sans the booze. Hooray for nursing women everywhere!
HOWEVER the ginger simple syrup is going to be the perfect complement to a new cocktail..... stay tuned.
Ginger, Basil, Lime Soda Water
GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP (makes enough for 8 sodas)
2 cups water
1 cup raw sugar
6" fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
SODA (ingredients are per each soda)
2 fresh basil leaves
1/4 fresh lime
~12 oz club soda
For simple syrup: Whisk sugar into water in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to set, covered for 30 minutes. Strain out the ginger and cool in refrigerator until ready to use.
For soda: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle basil leaves. Squeeze lime juice into the shaker, then add in the wedge. Add 4 Tbsp ginger simple syrup. Shake well.
Fill a 12 oz glass 1/3 full with ice cubes, then add in (strained) contents of the cocktail shaker. Fill remaining glass with club soda. Stir and serve, garnished with fresh basil and a lime wedge if desired.
Nutrition Info per 1 soda: 90 calories, 22 g carbohydrates