Strawberry Ginger Fizz

Recipe approved by GI Foundation of SA and Diabetes SA

Delicious as a non-alcoholic or spiked cocktail.

Conversions

easy

SERVES 6

PREP TIME 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Mint 24 (or 2 cups)
  • Fresh medium size Strawberries, Quartered
  • 6 Sachets Huletts Equisweet
  • 2 thumb sized pieces of Fresh Ginger, peeled & finely grated
  • 500ml Water
  • 500ml Soda Water
  • 2 Cups Crushed Ice
  • 1 Fresh Lime, sliced
  • ***Optional 125ml Vodka or Gin

Method

  1. Place the Equisweet, half of the fresh chopped strawberries and 500ml water into a pot on the stove and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and take the grated ginger and squeeze the juice into the pot. Discard the pith.
  3. Let the Strawberry ginger cordial bubble for 10 minutes, stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Remove from the heat and cool. (Place in the fridge or freezer to speed up cooling time)
  5. Prepare a jug or pitcher with 2 Cups crushed Ice, fresh mint leaves, fresh lime and the remaining fresh strawberries.
  6. Muddle the ice and fresh ingredients together.
  7. Pour in the cooled cordial, top up with soda and serve.

Nutritional information:

  1. Nutrients per serving: One serving of 310ml (one Willy glass) without the alcoholic drink added is equivalent to: ½ portion fruit. GI = 34 (low GI). GL per serving = 1.4.
  2. If the Vodka or Gin is added, one serving also contains one unit or portion of alcohol of about 25ml spirits.
  3. Nutritional info without the alcohol (per glass) Energy - 105kJ; Protein – 0.5g; Carbs – 4.1g; Fat – 0.2g; Fibre 1.3g

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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g