ginger candy & cocktails [keto friendly]

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Allulose is really cool. I learned about it first from KNOWfoods.com. I’m not paid by them or by Health Garden (the brand of allulose shown in the image), but I like them. I wanted ginger syrup that was keto friendly for use in drinks, which aren’t technically keto when they contain alcohol, but sometimes ketonians want cocktails too.

Anyway, because I made this syrup, I also ended up with ginger candy. I LOVE GINGER CANDY, but normally can’t eat that either because of the amount of sugar.

So, without further diarrhea-of-the-keyboard-blogger-style explanation, here’s a recipe for both PLUS a bonus recipe for an amazing cocktail I learned from my friends at The Mixing Glass in Costa Mesa, California.

effing glorious.

ginger syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cup allulose
  • 1 cup peeled and thinly sliced fresh ginger root

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once at a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 mins.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Once cool enough to handle, strain into a glass container.
  5. Your syrup is ready for use.
  6. Save your strained off ginger pieces for the candy recipe!

ginger candy

Ingredients

  • Ginger pieces from the syrup recipe
  • 1/2 cup allulose

Method

  1. Turn your oven to a “keep warm” setting or 170°F or use a dehydrator if you have one.
  2. Spread the ginger pieces in a single layer over a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Put them in the oven/dehydrator for 10-12 hours or according to your dehydrator instructions until sticky and chewy.
  4. Roll the pieces in your allulose, adding more if they’re still too sticky to handle (you’ll know when they’re right).
  5. Enjoy the awesomeness!

gin gin mule mule

You can make a single with the following recipe or make a big batch to share! I love this fresh, crispy, flavorful drink. Thanks again to Yanco from The Mixing Glass (@yesyanco).

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz ginger syrup
  • Club soda
  • Sprig of mint and/or piece of ginger candy

Method

  1. Briefly and vigorously shake gin, lime juice, and ginger syrup.
  2. Strain onto fresh ice in a collins glass (or whatever glass you like).
  3. Top off with soda.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint – or one of your ginger candies on a cocktail pick – or both! Heck!
  5. Enjoy that slow, ginger burn.

As a final aside, please, for the love of God, don’t drink and drive and don’t drink if you’re pregnant or heading into the office or babysitting. Use your brain and drink responsibly. If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, please reach out to a friend or family member or an AA group or church. People want to help you because you matter. Thank you.

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