You don't have to deprive yourself of refreshing and fun beverages during the holidays. Enjoy and serve up this registered dietitian approved, Ginger Pear Mocktail to friends and family this holiday season. Cheers to your health!
- 2 lemon balm or chamomile tea bags
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 ripe Bartlett pear
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated fine
- Sparkling water
- Twists of lemon
Bring 2 cups of cold water to a boil and steep the tea in a glass pot or jar for 10 minutes. Squeeze the teabags and discard. Mix the remaining cold water in with the tea and sweeten with honey. Add the tea, pear, lemon juice and ginger to a blender and puree. Strain into a jar if desired. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. This may be stored in a jar with a lid for later use. Keeps up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
To serve, fill up individual cups with ice and add a twist of lemon. Fill each cup halfway with the pear puree, and top with the sparkling water.