It's time to put a little kick in your mocktail! Here’s a delightfully light and refreshing drink with a hint of peppery ginger.

And there's no need to get all complicated, either. As quickly as you can steep a cup of tea, you can make the pungent syrup that sweetens and flavors the drink using ginger tea bags. The syrup will last about 2 weeks in the fridge if you plan to use it for one or two drinks at a time, but the batch is also perfect if you plan to make a pitcher to serve to a group of 8 (two drinks per person).






Ginger Tea Coolers

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

4 ginger tea bags


1/2 cup white grape juice

1 cup seltzer water

1 lime slice

1. Combine sugar, 1/4 cup water, and tea bags in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, and let steep until cooled to room temperature. Transfer to a glass jar with lid, pressing tea bags to drain all the liquid.

2. Fill two glasses with ice. Add 1/4 cup juice and 1 tablespoon ginger syrup to each glass. Add 1/2 cup seltzer to each glass; gently stir. Add lime wheel.

CALORIES 64; FAT 0g; PROTEIN 0g; CARB 16g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 5mg; CALC 0mg