We think that it is safe to say that every one of us has been a bit battered by winter; whether it was with crazy weather or lack of sun, we could use a bit of sunshine and zig-a-zig-ah in our life.
Now, you should not get us wrong, but sometimes, we just want a delicious tasting elixir which feels healthy, as well as warms us up.
The recipe which we are going to share with you today contains citrus, aromatics, ginger, and kombucha, primarily all the good and beneficial things. The recipe is alcohol-free, and its inspiration is mimosa, so you can have it for brunch and not feel guilty about it because as we already said, you will love to have it every time you need an extra jolt of energy, as well as nourishment.
Remember that you have to use freshly squeezed juice (you should juice it yourself for a 100% fresh approach), and also start with a bit of ginger juice and add more if you like it. For this recipe, we added enough so that you get a little spicy kick, but you can also tone it up or down, depending on your tolerance.
So, let’s drink it up!
- Winter recovery kombucha mimosa
- Two small pieces ginger (about 2-3 inches in size each);
- Four juniper berries;
- 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice, strained;
- ½ cup blood orange juice, strained;
- 2 to 3 cups kombucha (we used citrus infused, but you can use any flavor you like- even plain);
- Fresh sage leaves to garnish.
- Start with the ginger juice – if you have a cold press juicer, go ahead and juice it or just place the ginger in a blender with a small splash of water. Then, blend it on high speed for 1 – 2 minutes and after that strain.
- After that, crush the juniper berries and place them in the ginger juice. Let them steep for 15 to 20 minutes and then strain and set infused juice aside.
To serve, you should add about one tablespoon of the infused ginger juice into a glass, and add about ¼ cup of grapefruit juice, 1 or 2 tablespoons of blood orange juice and top with kombucha to fill the glass. Garnish with sage leaves and then drink the mixture immediately. You may repeat the same process for all glasses.