I made a refreshing low sugar Raspberry Ginger Ale using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps
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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.
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.
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)
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*
For the syrup:
In a small saucepan, bring SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and water to a simmer. Stir and simmer until SPLENDA® dissolves.
Turn off the heat and put in the ginger.
Let it sit until the syrup comes to room temperature.
Pour into a container and refrigerate until cold. Remove the ginger.
For Ginger Ale:
Fill a cup with ice and add ginger simple syrup, seltzer and raspberry puree.
Stir and serve immediately
*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
Happy Healthy Eating,
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