Ginger-Lemon Tonic

The fresh grated ginger and juice give this beverage a nice kick.


2 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 146
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 35.1 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 37 mg
Calcium 16 mg


2 cups chilled apple cider or apple juice, divided
1/4 cup grated peeled fresh ginger, divided
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
Lemon slices (optional)


Place 1 cup cider in a blender.

Place 3 tablespoons grated ginger on several layers of damp cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; squeeze cheesecloth bag over a small bowl. Set 2 tablespoons ginger juice aside, and discard remaining ginger juice and pulp.

Add ginger juice and remaining 1 tablespoon grated ginger to blender, and process until smooth. Add remaining cider and sorbet. Blend until smooth and frothy. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Cynthia Nicholson,

Cooking Light

July 2004
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