Cranberry Juice Made Special
Looking for a tasty non-alcoholic drink that’s more than water in a glass? This Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle combines cranberry juice, cinnamon, a little sweetening from Simple Syrup (as desired) and ginger ale or ginger beer.
Choosing Low FODMAP Cranberry Juice
Many cranberry juices, at least here in the U.S., are made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Read the labels and purchase one without. We think the easiest way to do this is to buy unsweetened.
We have found three unsweetened cranberry juice brands: Ocean Spray, R.W. Knudsen, Lakewood and also Whole Foods brand. This way you can be sure there are no high FODMAP ingredients in the beverage and you can control the sweetening amount and type of sweetener by using our homemade Simple Syrup, which is a basic combination of cane sugar and water.
Choosing Your Ginger Libation
It can be difficult to find ginger ale without HFCS. Ginger beers, which are non-alcoholic, might be easier to find, and they are nice and gingery!
Some cranberry juices, especially is sweetened first with Simple Syrup will be “heavier” than the ginger beverage and will sink, creating a layered look. Not all cranberry juices will have the weight to sink, and if yours doesn’t, don’t fret. It will still taste fantastic!
Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle
Our Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle is a simple non-alcoholic drink that is festive enough for a party, but easy enough for everyday.
Pour cranberry juice into glass (we used a champagne glass). Add cinnamon and use something long and narrow to stir them together, like a chopstick or long narrow butter knife. Top with ginger beverage and taste. Sweeten with a little Simple Syrup, if desired. Thread a few fresh cranberries on a long bamboo skewer for garnish, if you like. Serve immediately.