Ginger and lime fizz is a delicious, refreshing mocktail using a non-alcoholic ginger syrup. Perfect for summer BBQs and Christmas celebrations.

Ginger and lime fizz - non-alcoholic cocktail for summer

Ginger and lime fizz (with homemade ginger syrup)

I used to be addicted to a certain soft drink that I choose to leave unnamed. I am a little ashamed about it.

Proudly, I parted with it more than 8 years ago now. I have never looked back but for a while there, I felt a little lost.

It was the drink I always ordered and exploring other options was something totally new to me.

Sparkling water – something I wasn’t a fan of back then – and I became friends.

The usual was sparkling and lime which I drank religiously at ‘cocktail hour’ every afternoon (usually accompanied by some sort of chips or crackers and dip – I’m a woman of habit).

I’m a cordial girl though and usually make/order mine with cordial and fresh lime.

Ginger and lime fizz with homemade ginger syrup via www.clairekcreations.com

At a friend’s house recently, her husband suggested a little ginger cordial in my classic lime and sparkling.

I was pleasantly surprised.

It was rather mocktail-like and had an added depth that my standard lime and sparkling was missing.

It was so easy with the store-bought cordial but you know me, I couldn’t just buy ginger syrup I had to attempt to make it myself.

Who knew it was so simple?

It’s literally just sugar syrup simmered with fresh ginger.

Sure, it’s got a bit of sugar in it but you can make the cordial extra-strong so you don’t need much.

Ginger and lime fizz with homemade ginger syrup via www.clairekcreations.com

I have also been making my own soda for a little while now ever since becoming a SodaStream addict.

Seriously, this little piece of equipment (that doesn’t need any power!), has made such a difference to us.

I love that you can have sparkling water without running to the shops.

Having no more soda water bottles filling up our bin is great too (plus I don’t have to lug them home from the shops).

If we need a few bottles for entertaining I just make it up and put it in glass jugs in the fridge to chill.

The machines are nice and slim so they don’t take up much room on the bench plus they have a range of designs to suit your decor (bright yellow anyone?).

Ginger and lime fizz with homemade ginger syrup via www.clairekcreations.com

Enjoy!

What about you? What’s your favourite sparkling drink?

ps stay tuned on Thursday to see how you could win your very own white SodaStream Play.

This post was sponsored by SodaStream.

Ginger and lime fizz with homemade ginger syrup via www.clairekcreations.com
Ginger and lime fizz (with homemade ginger syrup)

Ginger and lime fizz (with homemade ginger syrup)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Ice

  • 1 cup homemade sparkling water in the SodaStream
  • 1-2 tbsp ginger syrup (see below)
  • ½ tsp fresh lime juice
  • Extra lime wedges to serve

Ginger syrup

  • 1 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 8cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks

Instructions

    For Ice preparations:

    1. Place the ice in the glass and pour over the soda.
    2. Add the syrup and lime juice then top with extra lime.
    3. Serve immediately.

    For Ginger syrup preparations:

    1. Place the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved.
    2. Add the ginger and simmer for a further 10 minutes.

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