Sometimes you just need to kick-up your heels and enjoy the Summer heat with a feel good and refreshing Kombucha “Mulegarita”!
Here’s why Kombucha is one of my go-to healthy thirst quenchers during the hot Summer days …
Kombucha is a fermented beverage consisting of black tea (or other teas) and sugar (cane sugar, fruit or honey). The tea and sugar combo is fermented by bacteria and yeast commonly known as a “SCOBY” (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).
This functional probiotic food helps to support a healthy gut by aiding in digestion with its high levels of beneficial acid, probiotics, amino acids and enzymes. The bacteria found in kombucha are the beneficial kind that compete with “bad” bacteria in the gut.
Some research has linked kombucha to ulcer prevention & healing – and helping to stop candida from overpopulating the gut.
Look for unpasteurized organic kombucha. Many health food stores and conventional grocery stores carry it in the refrigerated section. You’ll find a variety of brands and flavours.
So, if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to sodas to satisfy your craving for something fizzy – or looking to create some cool cocktails this Summer – I highly recommend giving kombucha a try!
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
8 oz. kombucha (ginger flavoured)
8 oz. San Pellegrino (carbonated mineral water)
4 oz. tequila
2 limes, squeezed
2 oz. concentrated cold ginger tea (optional)
1. Add lime juice, tequila and ginger tea into a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and shake.
2. Strain into two Moscow Mule mugs.
3. Add 4 oz. San Pellegrino and 4 oz. kombucha to each mug and stir.
4. Garnish with lime wheels or wedges and serve!