Author Notes: Here is a recipe that embraces the bounties of the season, guaranteed delicious and believe it or not, nutritious! This drink includes the juice of tart apples; a potent deliverer of antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium! Tart, green apples have almost twice as much potassium as their red counterparts. —Susan E. Levy
Serves: makes 10 – 6 oz servings
cups (about 2.5 bottles) sparkling apple juice
teaspoons ground ginger
cups sour-apple juice*
- *To make fresh sour-apple juice, juice 4-5 tart apples (ex: Granny Smith) with the skins intact. If you don’t have a juicer, you can also use a blender. Skin the apples and “liquefy” with ½ cup water per apple.
- Chill all ingredients.
- When ready to serve, mix all ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, stirring until all ground ginger is dissolved.
- Pour over ice in a regular or stemless wine glass.
- Per serving: 98 calories, 0g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1g fiber, 6g sodium