Ginger-Lemon Tonic

Ginger-Lemon Tonic

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

Cooking Light JULY 2004

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 146
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Calcium: 16mg

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Ginger-Lemon Tonic Recipe