Strawberries and ginger? Yes? In a beverage? Why not? This festive, sparkling and easy-to-make beverage is brought to us by my friend Maureen Petrosky and excerpted from her book, ZERO PROOF drinks & more 100 Recipes for Mocktails & Low-Alcohol Cocktails. The flavors of strawberry, lime and ginger are about as refreshing as you can get!
Strain into a tall glass or wine glass half-filled with ice. Add ginger beer. Add strawberry slices and stir.
• If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can make this drink right in your glass. It will be more like a smash, though, with all the muddled fruit and herbs included. Whenever you muddle directly in a drinking vessel, choose a thick, sturdy one, ideally with a thick bottom. Mason jars work perfectly.
• Make a Blackberry Ginger Fizz or Blueberry Ginger Fizz instead. In Step 1, add 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) blackberries or blueberries to the muddle in place of the quartered strawberries. In Step 3, replace the sliced strawberry with a few blackberries or blueberries — just stir them in whole.
Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.
Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.