14 Aug Kombucha Mojitos
If you thought you loved mojitos before, think again, they just become SO much yummier… with added health benefits!
So what is kombucha? It’s a fermented, lightly sweetened black or green tea that packs a healthy punch! It helps to make our tummies feel all good + it’s loaded with probiotics. Kombucha has been around for over 2000 years. They originate from the Chinese, who call the drink, the immortal health elixir for all for its professed health benefits. Kombucha is also purported to have a wider range of acclaimed benefits: supporting the immune system, maintaining cellular health, lowering cholesterol, reducing arthritis pain, assisting in weight loss…the list is endless.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave, cane sugar, etc.)
1/2 cup water
In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 3-5 minutes. Cool and use as desired. Syrup with keep for at least 1 week in the fridge.
Hibiscus Simple Syrup:
For an interesting spin on your mojito, make a ‘Hibiscus Simple Syrup’ by adding 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers to the simple syrup. Once sugar + water are heated, remove from heat and add the hibiscus. Allow the mixture to steep for 5-10 minutes and then strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Your beautiful red-tinged simple syrup is ready to go!
Place 4 lime wedges into each glass, add the mint and simple syrup, using a muddler or even the end of a rolling pin or other kitchen tool. Muddle the lime, mint + syrup together (squish everything together) to release the juices.
Fill about half the glass with ice and then add the carbonated water + coconut water, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Top the glass with a little more ice and then pour Kombucha over and gently stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint and DRINK to your health!Recipe & text from Half Baked Harvest