Friday, 12 February 2010

In quest of fabulous drinks

So I recently got to go to St Lucia for work purposes. And the experience was greatly enhanced by the discovery of a delicious drink, Chairmans rum and Ginger, served over ice with a wedge of lime. This did not enhance my waistline much however so it occurred to me that i could try to make an approximation at home with the fabulous 'no point' Agave Nectar.

Agave Nectar is a natural fructose based sweetener from the agave plant and it has a low GI which means it releases the sugars slowly and is helpful in weight loss as it cuts down on peaks and troughs which lead to hunger pangs and unnecessary troffing.

So I grated a load (a large root) of fresh ginger into a pot, I added about a 1/4 of a bottle of Agave Nectar, the zest and juice of a lime and about 2 cups of water. I brought it to the boil and simmered it for about 20 mins and left it to cool.

Then I filled a glass with ice, poured over a measure of vodka (Grey Goose), a large table spoon of the ginger syrup and topped up the glass with sparkling water. Reader it was delicious, really delicious. And just one WKSC point.