Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fresh Ginger Limeade

What is the one thing I really, really, really miss about Washington, DC (aside from my friends)?  Teaism.  In particular, the ginger limeade at Teaism, an amazingly refreshing drink on those hot DC summer days.

Well, this unusually toasty summer in Pittsburgh has made me crave Teaism's ginger limeade.  Problem is, I'm in Pittsburgh...and Teaism is in DC.  So I had to come up with my own version.  After a little experimenting, I created this recipe that I'm really happy with.  So happy, that I've been making a couple of batches on a weekly basis.  The best part is that my version only has 8 calories per serving, so it's pretty much a guilt-free treat. :)

Ginger Limeade
Fresh Ginger Limeade


Fresh squeezed lime juice, 1/2 cup
Freshly grated ginger root, 1 tsp
Water, 3 cups
Liquid stevia, 1/2 tsp
(Optional) mint leaves and lime slices for garnish


Mix all ingredients together.  Serve over crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves and lime slice if desired.

Yields 4 (7 oz) servings