Ohhhhh meeee oh myyyyy. What do we have here?
Just my FAVORITE drink EVER.
There’s nothing to it…& nothing in it.
First off, let’s take out our microscopes & inspect sick, regular ginger-ale, shall we?
Here’s the real deal with busted-ass, canned ginger ale: it’s full of additives, Aspartame, & weird ingredients like phenylalanine.
Whelpppp don’t ever worry about drinking ginger ale again because…
TSC Homemade Basil Ginger Ale:
1 cup sparkling water
1-2 shots of ginger root, juiced ( true story: I went to a juice bar & bought this )
1/2 Meyer lemon, juiced
A few drops of ginger syrup
Chopped basil ( I like ALOT; about 3 big leaves chopped )
1 sprinkle of cayenne
Handful of ice
Directions: add everything over ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of cayenne, one basil leave, & sliced lemon. Option: add vodka…if you’re a rebel. Mine is pictured is alcohol-free.
Also, I’m very excited about this ginger syrup find.
This caught my eye post-barre class, while browsing the aisles for brown rice pasta and I nearly choked on my green juice ( #californiaprobz ).
Because UMMM, hello…ginger syrup pancakes?! Ginger syrup coffee?! Ginger syrup mixed with a little butter on sourdough?! LIKE BYE!! The options are endless, really.
I only use two drops though— a little goes a long way.
Ok but let’s talk about a serious priority in life.
Not like ball-nuts, guys. SPICY nuts.
What are these nuts I speak of, you might ask?
The Nanz & I eat these specific spicy nuts ( found at Whole Foods ) allll the time. They’re pre-mixed with cayenne & a little olive oil. AND they’re SOOO good it’s stupiiiiiidddd. Sometimes I even go crazy & mix them with popcorn or dark chocolate M&M’s.
The reason I bring up my spicy nut obsession is because nuts just really pair well with this homemade ginger ale.
I know that’s a weird point to bring up but when I blog, I blog with full disclosure. And for some reason I just always eat nuts ( << COME ON NOW?! Did you actually think I meant that in a sick, perverted manner? I just really like these special nuts! GEEZZZ ) when I’m drinking this ^^ delicious basil-y, lemon-esque concoction.
So, there- my nut story wasn’t entirely pointless.
Even though this drink is very summer-ish, it’s also very fitting for the colder season because all of a sudden EVERYONE IS SICK. I mean damn where ever I go someone is sniffing/sneezing/aching/etc…SICK VIBEZ are in full effect. And ginger ( aka found in REAL ginger ale ) is amazing when you’re feeling nauseous or have a sore throat!! More benefits here.
Ok. Peace, love, & spicy nuts, Lauryn xx
+ please note that these spicy nuts pair REALLY well with rose too. Just felt like that needed to be noted.