I think it’s safe to say that we all have been a bit battered by winter; whether it be with crazy weather or lack of sun, we could use a bit of sunshine and zig-a-zig-ah in our life. Now, don’t get me wrong, love a little pick me up with booze in it, but sometimes you just want a delicious tasting elixir that feels healthy and warms you up.

For this recipe I am going to share a little morning (or anytime) pick me up packed with citrus, aromatics, ginger, and kombucha, basically all the good stuff! It’s all alcohol free and it’s inspired by a mimosa, so you can have it for brunch and not feel guilty about it, but as I said, I like to have it whenever I need an extra jolt of energy and nourishment.

Make sure you use freshly squeezed juice (juice it yourself for a 100% fresh approach), also start with a bit of ginger juice and add more if you like it, for this recipe I added enough that you get a little spicy kick, but you can tone it up or down depending on your tolerance.

Let’s drink it up!

Recipe — Kombucha Mimosa

Recipe — Kombucha Mimosa

Winter Recovery Kombucha Mimosa
Makes 4

    2 small pieces ginger (about 2-3 inches in size each)
    4 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

Instructions:

    1. 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 and blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, then strain.
    2. Crush juniper berries and place them in the ginger juice, let them steep for 15-20 minutes, then strain and set infused juice aside.

To serve, add about 1 tbsp of the infused ginger juice into a glass, then add about a 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 drink immediately. Repeat the same process for all glasses.

Recipe — Kombucha Mimosa

Recipe — Kombucha Mimosa

Recipe — Kombucha Mimosa

Enjoy!

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Catherine Lietz

February 4, 2018

Sounds delish

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