Raspberry Ginger Ale (Low Sugar)

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Making a homemade “special” drink is starting to become a tradition in our house. My daughter loves to have what we call a “special”, a non-alcoholic homemade mocktail. Sometimes it is as simple as orange juice with some seltzer water and maraschino cherries. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different flavored simple syrups. I love to make a simple syrup, because I, then, control the sugar content in our drinks. Luckily for us, our daughter loves water and has never been a big sugary, fruit juice fan.

On a Friday night, we will whip up something refreshing and fun. Ginger simple syrup has quickly become my go to. I loved ginger ale as a child, but rarely drink soda anymore. Now that I can make my own without any fancy equipment, I am hooked. This time we decided to flavor our ginger ale with raspberries. They are my daughter’s favorite summer-time fruit.

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To keep the calories down, I used SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. It is a blend of granulated sugar and SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener and makes a fabulous simple syrup. Once you know the recipe for simple syrup, you can make all kinds of different flavors. Throw some jalapeno in for a spicy drink, add some lemon, lime or orange zest for a fruity simply syrup. The flavors are endless. You can make a big batch in a pitcher, but I prefer to make the drinks one at a time. My husband likes his drinks a little sweeter, so I put more of the ginger simple syrup in. I like my drinks a little tart so I put less in.

On a Friday night, I might also leave a little room at the top for a splash of gin. My little one gets a little more seltzer in hers. It has actually become a mini production in our house. I’ll get a shot glass out and line up the cups. I’ll fill the shot glass with the amount of simple syrup we need and my little one gets to pour all the ingredients in. Then she can stir them all up and serve them.

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Making non-alcoholic “specials” is becoming quite a tradition in our house. It is another fun way to enjoy some family time and cool off. Woo wee, have we gotten incredibly hot lately. Most days, here in Georgia, we are approaching 100•. Try making your own refreshing Raspberry Ginger Ale with SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. You will find SPLENDA® Sweeteners are versatile and work fabulously in baked goods or even making Sweet & Sour Pork. You can also find more fabulous recipes on SPLENDA®’s Sweet Swaps program. There are so many ways to save calories by swapping full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweeteners. Also be sure to follow SPLENDA® Sweeteners on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. You’ll never be out of the loop on fabulous recipes.

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Raspberry Ginger Ale (Low Sugar)

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 41 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

Ginger Simply Syrup:

  • 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 inches ginger , sliced

Raspberry Ginger Ale:

  • 1 oz . ginger simple syrup
  • 4 oz . seltzer water
  • 1/2 oz . raspberry puree*

Instructions

For the syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and water to a simmer. Stir and simmer until SPLENDA® dissolves.
  2. Turn off the heat and put in the ginger.
  3. Let it sit until the syrup comes to room temperature.
  4. Pour into a container and refrigerate until cold. Remove the ginger.

For Ginger Ale:

  1. Fill a cup with ice and add ginger simple syrup, seltzer and raspberry puree.
  2. Stir and serve immediately

Recipe Notes

*To make raspberry puree - puree 6 oz. raspberries in a blender. Strain through a sieve into a bowl to remove any seams. You will have enough for at least 3 drinks

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Ginger Ale (Low Sugar)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. So so pretty! The perfect summer beverage!
  2. I always feel bad if we make alcoholic drinks and my daughter wants to have one because it looks so colourful. Now I try to make as many mocktails as possible for her! This raspberry ginger ale is super cute and looks really easy!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kacey, It really works great as a mocktail or you can always add a little something for the adults.
  3. I love gingerale but I've never tried to make it before. This sounds perfect!
  4. Looks very refreshing! Could you use regular sugar or natural sugar? I'm sure your recipe is awesome, I just don't really like the taste of Spenda.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Patty, Yes, you can use granulated sugar but you will need twice as much. The SPLENDA® Sugar blend is actually a mix of SPLENDA® Sweetener and granulated sugar. I find it does not add any flavor to the syrup.
  5. Such a delicious and pretty drink Christie!
  6. I used to go crazy trying to find raspberry ginger ale. Never thought to make it at home, because I always thought I would need one of those soda machines or something.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kiano, I never realized how easy it was to make, plus I like to make mine a little less sweet. This is the perfect solution.
  7. my kids get SO bored with water, but I don't like them having sugary drinks all the time, this is hte perfect balance! I bet they would love it
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, This really is a good balance and my daughter still thinks of it as a treat. Bonus win for me.
  8. Christie this looks so refreshing and low calorie too? I'll have the whole pitcher :)
  9. This looks so refreshing, no wonder your daughter loves it! My daughter isn't a big soda/juice drinker (usually only water), but she does love gingerale every now and then. I think I have some fresh ginger too so I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing Christie!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hope you enjoy it Carrie. We have used the ginger syrup with so many different fruit purees now. It is so versatile.
  10. This looks so refreshing! I'm always amazed when I see simple syrup in the stores. It's so easy to make and adding flavors is such a great idea! I'll take just a little sweetener with a splash of gin ;)
  11. This drink sounds as good as it looks! I make a lot of flavored simple syrups for cocktails, think I will now try some with the Splenda sugar blend!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Judy, We have been using the SPLENDA® sugar blend for a while now to make simple syrups. It really works well.
  12. that sounds so refreshing, and the heat is starting to crank up here since its now summer… i love the combo of this ginger & raspberry. I also like i can share with the kids (if i feel like it ha ha) and it's not full of sugar!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Kaitie. You can actually adjust the sweetness by adding more or less ginger syrup too.
  13. So pretty in pink! I've never made homemade gingerale, but I did have some at a restaurant in Miami. I love how you can make them original using fresh fruit and herbs too. The possibilities are endless.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      The possibilities really are endless Marion. We have been making so many different versions.
  14. I'm old enough to drink and I still love mocktails.! This one is beautiful!
  15. I am a raspberry fan would have this drink in a heartbeat. Very easy to make and so refreshing yummy!
  16. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says
    such a nice recipe and pretty drinkity drink that everyone can enjoy!

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