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April 23, 2015

Apple and Ginger Cooler

This Apple and Ginger Cooler can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve ~ helps with heartburn and is kid-friendly too !



This is such a convenient drink recipe. You can make the boiled part of the Apple and Ginger Cooler ahead of time, let cool, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

The boiled liquid does not turn syrupy, but the flavors mingle and the longer it stands, after boiling, the better. Only strain right before serving for the best flavor.

This Apple and Ginger Cooler can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve ~ helps with heartburn and is kid-friendly too !

I do not always use Apple Juice, freshly juiced using my Juicer. If I do not have Apples on hand, which happens very often, I use 100% , no additives or sugar added, Apple Juice. Fortunately we have two or three brands which are fantastic to use.

If you like your drink a little sweeter, add some more Honey, especially if you use fresh Apples which are not that sweet.

There is no substitute for the Ginger, only freshly sliced Ginger will do in this recipe. The Apple and Ginger Cooler also helps me not getting any heartburn {due to the added Ginger}, as many other fruit juices, whether freshly juiced or store-bought, might do.

Instead of using plain ice-cubes, you might want to freeze some Apple Juice, so as not to water down the drink too much. I am a last minute kind of person, and usually forgets this part.

The best mixing ratio which my family likes, is 50/50 - pour the serving jug halfway full of boiled mixture, some Apple slices, ice and top up with Soda Water {the Soda Water can be substituted with non-carbonated Water, bottled or tap - as long as it is ice-cold when added}

Apple and Ginger Cooler

makes 2 1/2 liters

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled and finely sliced
1 liter Apple Juice
1 liter Water
1/4 cup Honey

1 liter Soda Water
2 Red Apples, cored and sliced thinly
Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS:

1.) In a large saucepan, bring to the boil the Ginger, Apple Juice, Water and Honey - turn down the heat and let simmer 5 - 10 minutes - remove from heat and let cool.
2.) Once cooled, strain the mixture through a sieve into large serving jugs - filling each jug halfway.
3.) Fill the jugs almost to the top with Soda Water - add Apple slices and Ice cubes.

Serve immediately.

This Apple and Ginger Cooler can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve ~ helps with heartburn and is kid-friendly too !

5 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds so refreshing and delicious! Perfect for the sunny spring weather! Pinning!

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  2. I saw this on fb earlier it looks really good

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  3. MM this sounds good! I used to hate ginger but had to start forcing myself to eat it due to some nausea a while back and now I really love the taste!

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  4. This sounds so refreshing! I really need to get some fresh ginger...something I've never bought before!

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  5. I found your link on Tatertots and Jello's party. This looks so refreshing! can't wait to give it a try :)

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