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Healthy Spa Cocktail Recipe: Ginger Fizz

Happy Hour: Ginger Fizz

Ginger FizzAfter a debaucherous and chaotic holiday season, kick-start a new year by restoring your system to its preparty state.

Ginger's reinvigorating, cleansing properties aren't just ideal for steeping in tea; they're also refreshing in a light, sparkling cocktail that clocks in at under 160 calories. Double the root's power by using both vodka and simple syrup that have been infused with fresh ginger root.

Who says happy hour can't be good for you? Drink to your health in more ways than one when you read more.

Ginger Fizz

Ginger Fizz

Healthy Spa Cocktail: Ginger Fizz

Ingredients

For cocktail:
1-1/2 ounces ginger vodka*
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce ginger syrup (see below)
Soda water
Ginger slice, for garnish

For ginger syrup:
2-1/2 cups water
1 cup fast-dissolving sugar (such as superfine sugar)
1 cup freshly grated ginger

Directions

  1. Make ginger syrup: Bring water, sugar, and grated ginger to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes; let cool.
  2. Make cocktail: In mixing glass, add ice, ginger vodka, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Shake vigorously; pour into a tall ice-filled glass.
  3. Top off glass with soda. Garnish with a ginger slice.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Nutritional information per serving: 155 calories

*If ginger vodka isn't available, add 1-1/2 cups freshly grated ginger root to 750 ml of vodka. Steep for three to four days.

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