Berries, Sage & Ginger Non-Alcoholic Beverage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

A yummy, refreshing beverage. Berries, ginger and a hint of sage makes this drink delicious and satisfying.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 7
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen berries.
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 Tablespoons dried sage or 2/3 cup packed fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar to your liking or 1/2 tsp stevia (I prefer regular sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and sliced thin
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to sauce pan
  2. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain cooked mixture. Let it sit for a few minutes to make sure you are getting all the liquid out.
  4. You will end up with approximately 1 cup of syrup.
  5. Add the syrup to 6-8 cups of water depending how strong you want it. Start with 6 cups, and if you think you could stand it a little weaker, add more water. I prefer it to be a little on the weak side, using 8 cups of water. The flavor will intensify a bit after cooling a bit.
  6. Mix well and chill before serving.
  7. Serve over crushed ice and a sprig of sage.
Recipe Notes

You can use either fresh or frozen berries. Since my strawberries have already come and gone and my raspberry patch this year is a total mess, these frozen berries from Costco work great.