Sherbet And Ginger Ale Punch

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Sherbet ginger ale punch is a popular American beverage. It is also popular party drink in Canada and Australia. It can be made alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic. It is a blend of a frozen dessert sherbet, also called sorbet , and the popular American drink ginger ale. It has a fruity flavor with a kick of ginger.

 

 

History

 

Sherbet Ginger Ale Punch as such does not have any history. It has its origin in America. Ginger ale is claimed to have been invented by Dr. Thomas Cantrell.

 

 

Ingredients and Preparation

 

This drink has 2 main ingredients, sherbet and ginger ale.

 Any flavor sherbet can be used to make it. The best and the commonly used flavors are lime, lemon, peach, orange, raspberry and pineapple.  

Two varieties of ginger ale can be used, either golden or dry. Dry one is more commonly used as it is less stronger and gives a less kick of ginger.

It is one of the easiest drinks to make. Sorbet is scooped into the punch bowl and softened. Ginger ale is poured over it. It can be garnished with mint leaves and lemon wedges.

 

 

Serving

 

In parties, this drink is prepared in a big punch bowl. It is served in glasses garnished with mint leaves and lemon wedges.

If served individually, sherbet is scooped in a glass and topped with ginger ale.

 

 

Health and Nutrition Facts

 

Serving size – 1 glass

Calories – 150 cal, Fat – 0.0 g, Sugars – 25 g, Carbohydrates – 29 g, Protein – 0.0 g

Sherbet ginger ale punch is a zero fat drink. It is high in sugar and so unhealthy. The sugar can be replaced with other zero calorie sweeteners like splenda, stevia, sugar free.

Ginger has many benefits is a known medicine in ayurveda. It helps to fight diseases and ailments like common cold and cough, insomnia and it is known to have anti – vomit effects.