Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  185
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  47 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  25 mg
  • Potassium  110 mg
  • Phosphorus  7 mg
  • Calcium  7 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Ginger-Apple Sparkler

Ginger-Apple Sparkler is a unique kidney-friendly recipe for your next big party.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from a Martha Stewart creation and submitted by DaVita dietitian Karen from Illinois.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/2 cup


    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 six-inch piece fresh ginger, finely diced
    • 2 cups water    
    • ice cubes 
    • 4 cups sparkling apple cider
    • 6 cinnamon sticks, cut in half
    • 12 pieces crystallized ginger


  1. To prepare ginger syrup, place sugar*, grater ginger and water in a medium saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour until ginger flavor is strong. Strain mixture and refrigerate to chill.
  2. To prepare Ginger-Apple Sparkler, place one tablespoon ginger syrup in each glass (use short tumblers).
  3. Fill with ice cubes, pour in 1/2-cup cider and stir to combine. 
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick and crystallized ginger.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 fruit, low potassium
    • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Syrup may be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
    • Ginger is often used to help treat nausea and motion sickness.
    • *For those with diabetes, omit the sugar in ginger syrup. Instead, make concentrated ginger-flavored water. Sweeten to taste with sugar substitute. Nutrients decrease to 61 calories, 15 grams carbohydrate.

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