If you know me, you know that I am a sparkling – not still water, girl. I love sparkling beverages like fizzy waters and carbonated, fermented drinks like kombucha. I should own stock in San Pellegrino because it’s always in my house! -) The fun theme this month on Recipe Redux is “Probiotic Cocktails” and “Gut-Healthy Mocktails”.
“We’re seeing probiotic cocktails and gut-health mocktails popping up on trendy drink menus. Show us your favorite way to bring these healthy beverages onto your own kitchen cocktail menu.”
I LOVE making drinks with kombucha, a sparkling, fermented yeast tea beverage that is jam-packed with probiotics (it’s like fizzy apple cider vinegar). It can be a good thing for your gut health. Today, I am going to mix up a gut-healthy mocktail — not to worry they can be easily made into cocktails for party time!
Check out my 6 sparkling apple cider vinegar tonics.
Lately, I am crushing on frozen cherries. I add them to my warm oatmeal, yogurt and even just pop them into my mouth for a soothing sweet treat. I am going to add the bomb: frozen cherries! They are like sweet ice cubes in this gut-healthy kombucha bevy.
It’s super simple to whip these up. If you want to make it a little boozy add 1/2 shot of vodka or gin to each glass. You could make it margarita-like with tequila, too!
Makes 2 drinks
16 ounce bottle Gingerade or Ginger Lemon kombucha
1 cup frozen sweet cherries
2 lemon wedges, optional for glass decor
Keep cherries frozen until the last minute.
Fill tumbler-style glasses half-way with frozen cherries; pour in kombucha.
If you want to add alcohol, now is the time.
Enjoy your fizzy tonic!