Apricot Ginger Spritzer

Published on: August 18, 2023 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

We are dying to share our latest recipe with you all: the Apricot Ginger Spritzer. This handmade beverage, effervescent with bubbles from your trusty soda machine and bursting with the unexpected partnership of zingy ginger and sweet apricot, is a taste sensation that will have your taste buds doing the tango. Trust us, your sparkling water game is about to level up in a major way!

How to Make Apricot Ginger Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 333 g Apricots (halved and pitted)
  • 1/4 cup Agave
  • 1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Ginger (sliced and peeled)
  • Sparkling Water
  • Soda Machine (any kind!)

Step 1

Grab your apricots, agave, water, lemon juice, and ginger, and place them in a small pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for up to 20 mins. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 2

Once cool, press and strain through cheesecloth and filter into a sealable container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Step 3

To make your Apricot Ginger Spritzer, add your syrup to a tall glass with ice and top it with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon slice and ginger peel for extra flavor. Enjoy!

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What Are the Health Benefits of Apricots?

Apricots are not just delightful bites of summer but also a power-packed source of numerous health benefits. They are chock full of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C, supporting eye health and boosting immunity. The high fiber content aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight. Apricots are also a good source of antioxidants, which fight off harmful free radicals and reduce inflammation. And let's not forget the potassium - it helps regulate heart rhythm and control blood pressure.

What Are the Health Benefits of Ginger Peels?

Ginger peels, often overlooked and discarded, are actually a hidden treasure of health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help ward off diseases and promote overall health. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is especially potent in the peel. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Regular consumption of ginger peel can help with digestive issues by promoting gastric secretion and suppressing gastric contractions. Moreover, ginger peels can also help in reducing nausea and discomfort, making it a perfect partner for your Apricot Ginger Spritzer. Lastly, it has been linked to improvement in cardiovascular health and reduction in cholesterol levels due to its high fiber content.

What is Apricot Nectar?

Apricot nectar is a type of fruit juice made from apricots. It's thicker and more pulpy than traditional fruit juice, giving it a consistency closer to that of a smoothie. The process of creating apricot nectar involves pureeing fresh apricots and adding a bit of water and sugar to reach the desired consistency and sweetness. This delicious, sweet, and tangy beverage is rich in vitamins, particularly vitamins A and C, and also offers a good dose of dietary fiber. Due to its intensity of flavor and thicker texture, apricot nectar is not only enjoyed as a standalone beverage but is also widely used in cooking and baking, and as we've seen here, in crafting delightful spritzers!

Can I Use Honey Instead of Agave?

Absolutely, you can use honey as an alternative to agave! However, bear in mind that while they're both sweeteners, they will yield different tastes. Honey tends to have a more robust and full-bodied flavor compared to the neutral and mild sweetness of agave. This shift in flavor may subtly alter the taste of your Apricot Ginger Spritzer, blending a rich floral note into the beverage. Experimenting with honey could be a delightful twist, so go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth.

What Kind of Soda Maker Should I Use?

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use any soda maker! No matter what the brand and what fancy qualities it may have, as long as it takes a CO2 canister for carbonation and makes tasty sparkling water, you are good to go!

If you are new to the soda maker world, give the Sensei Soda Maker a try! With its removable head, you're able to not just carbonate water but any beverage of your choosing! 

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