Cucumber Ginger Soda
With the weather getting warmer, I am always looking for beverages that will cool me down and really satisfy my taste buds. I tend to stray away from sugary fruit punches and cavity-inducing sodas. In fact, when I want something ice cold and refreshing, I aim straight for water. If I veer off of the beaten path, I will end up in unsweetened iced coffee or tea territory.
Okay, so I’m a plain jane when it comes to my beverages…until now.
Remember that time that I made strawberry jalapeño soda? If you don’t, check it out. It’s delicious and not overly sweet or spicy.
I had a brilliant plan this weekend.
Why not use the leftover, unused ginger in the refrigerator from the Asian Slaw I made recently to create another crazy soda flavor?
Boy, were my tastebuds happy! I carefully poured myself a glass of cucumbery-gingery soda (I tend to always get seltzer foam and spillage on the counter no matter how hard I try to avoid this situation). Not only can you regulate the amount of sugar in this soda, but it’s such a crisp flavor on a humid summer day.
This recipe is Mama Hen Approved. In other words, my mother and taste tester enjoyed it!