Friday, May 15, 2015

FRIDAY COCKTAILS: GINGER BELLINI

This is the perfect post to do as I've already started transitioning to my annual spring detox. I have always had a sweet tooth and my cravings for sugar can get really loud. I love candy, cinnamon buns, cakes, pies and would love to eat these things every single day.  But I try not to. 

There are a few things I will absolutely not eat and first one is aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener as well as a neurotoxin. It is found in almost every gum (I order aspartame-free gum here) as well as in diet sodas and sugar-free candy. The second one is high-fructose corn syrup which can also be found in soda and other sweet things. 

Luckily finding better alternatives, especially for soda, is easy nowadays. My favorite is Reed's that brews its ginger sodas in a natural microbrew process using filtered sparkling water. The brews contain between 8 and 26 grams of fresh ginger root per serving, lemon, lime, honey, cane sugar, pineapple, herbs and spices. Their products are free of preservatives, caffeine, gluten and GMO’s. 

Here's a "healthier" cocktail recipe we whipped up during May Day:

GINGER BELLINI


Champagne
Ginger beer
1 tbsp peach puree
1 fresh peach (seeded and chopped)
1/2 Lemon (juiced)
Optional: candied ginger (chopped)

Muddle the chopped peaches in a glass. Top with a spoonful of peach puree, lemon juice and fill the glass halfway with ginger beer. Top with champagne, throw in pieces of candied ginger and serve immediately.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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