Spiced Citrus Ginger Mocktail



1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice

1 orange peel 

1 lime peel 

1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed

5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed

2 cinnamon sticks, lightly crushed


1/3 cup concentrate

1 can Zevia ginger ale


Lime wedge, for garnish (optional)

Orange wedge, for garnish (optional)


Concentrate: In small saucepan, combine orange juice, lime juice, orange peel, lime peel, black peppercorns, cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks.

Bring to boil over high heat then turn to low; simmer until liquid has reduced by half, 3-4 minutes.

Let cool and strain out solids.

Transfer to glass jar and store until ready to use.

Mocktail: Combine concentrate with ginger ale over ice.

Garnish with lime wedge or orange wedge, if desired. 

Makes one mocktail.

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