DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Ginger-Apple Sparkler http://www.davita.com/recipes/beverages/ginger-apple-sparkler/a/4795

Our Ginger-Apple Sparkler recipe was modified from a Martha Stewart creation and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Karen from Illinois. It begins with ginger syrup made from diced ginger, sugar and water which is simmered, strained and then refrigerated. To serve, just put one tablespoon ginger syrup in each glass, fill with ice cubes, add 1/2-cup cider and stir to combine.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick and crystallized ginger, and you’re ready to serve this sophisticated drink with its distinctive ginger flavor. Makes an ideal fat-free, low-sodium beverage for those following diabetes, dialysis and CKD non-dialysis diets.