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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 31.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 20.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Exotic Blackberry Lime Gingerini (Mocktail)

Submitted by: KKS5369
Exotic Blackberry Lime Gingerini (Mocktail)

Introduction

This delicious mocktail is so refreshing on a hot day. It pairs well with Asian and Indian foods. I particularly like to serve this drink with spicy Thai food as the flavors are complimentary and the ginger is calming to the digestive system.

Serve in tall iced tea, martini or margarita glasses. Garnish with a stir stick or cocktail fork with a pierced blackberry. Optionally, dip each glass rim in ginger ale or lime juice and granulated sugar. Edge the glasses with a lime wedge and an umbrella for a pretty presentation. Spice up the party by adding 1/2 oz of clear rum or brandy to each glass (not included in calorie count!)

Note: You will need 8-10 limes to prepare this drink. I like to keep a bottle of Sicilia lime juice handy in case limes are not very juicy and I come up short!
This delicious mocktail is so refreshing on a hot day. It pairs well with Asian and Indian foods. I particularly like to serve this drink with spicy Thai food as the flavors are complimentary and the ginger is calming to the digestive system.

Serve in tall iced tea, martini or margarita glasses. Garnish with a stir stick or cocktail fork with a pierced blackberry. Optionally, dip each glass rim in ginger ale or lime juice and granulated sugar. Edge the glasses with a lime wedge and an umbrella for a pretty presentation. Spice up the party by adding 1/2 oz of clear rum or brandy to each glass (not included in calorie count!)

Note: You will need 8-10 limes to prepare this drink. I like to keep a bottle of Sicilia lime juice handy in case limes are not very juicy and I come up short!

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Lime Juice, 1/2 C + 1 tbsp (about 7 limes)
    Limes, 2 for wedges
    Lime Zest, 1 tbsp
    Water, tap, 1 1/4 C
    Canada Dry Diet Ginger Ale, 2 C
    Granulated Sugar, 1/4 C
    Sucralose (like Splenda), 3/4 C
    Smucker's Sugar Free Blackberry Jam, 3 tbsp
    Cardamom Powder, 1/16 tsp
    Tonic or Soda Water, 1 C (optional)

Directions

1. Wash limes thoroughly and grate skin with zester or cheese grater to create lime zest. Grate only the green outer layer of the skin, avoiding the bitter white underneath. Set limes aside for later use.


2. Combine plain water, sugar, cardamom and zest in saucepan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and strain to remove zest.


3. While zest is simmering, juice limes. Add bottled lime juice, as necessary.


4. Heat blackberry jam in microwave, stirring every 10 seconds, until it turns to liquid (about 30 seconds total.) If jam is not seedless, pour through a strainer to remove seeds. Add to lime zest mixture.


5. Cool blackberry-lime mixture until warm but not hot to the touch. Add Splenda and stir well. Place in refrigerator to cool.


6. Just prior to serving, edge glasses with lime wedge and other garnish. Divide blackberry-lime mixture evenly amongst glasses. Pour chilled ginger ale over top. Optionally, add a little crushed ice, or if it is too sweet for you, add a little tonic water.


Do not stir! Provide stir sticks to your guests, instructing them to stir after they are served. The blackberry-lime mixture is thick and heavy. It will rest on the bottom of the glass, producing pretty layers of color.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KKS5369.






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