There’s nothing like winding down on a hot spring or summer evening with a cocktail! Especially one that doesn’t actually have any alcohol and incorporates vegetables in some way. That’s exactly the case with these Muddled Pea and Mint Kombucha Mocktails!
This month’s Recipe Redux challenged us to come up with a refreshing mocktail (or cocktail) that incorporated kombucha. If you don’t know, kombucha is a fermented tea that has beneficial bacteria for your digestive system. So not only do these mocktails have vegetables and fresh mint, they are also good for your gut health!
[By the way, if you wanted to sneak in a little gin or vodka, no one will be watching… ;-)]
While I was creating this recipe, I realized that I’ve never actually featured a “drink” on the blog. Sure, I have loads of smoothie recipes on here. But an actual beverage? Nope.
In my defense, it’s not that easy to incorporate vegetables into cocktails. Plus, it’s not that intuitive for me to come up with drink combinations in the first place. Even my years as a waitress watching talented bartenders whip up fancy schmancy cocktails didn’t prepare for making my own.
So I was a teensy bit nervous when I saw the Recipe Redux theme for this month. Don’t get me wrong, I was up for the challenge. I just didn’t know where to start!
I decided to focus on 3 things: 1) adding a vegetable to my drink (obviously), 2) making it a seasonal vegetable, and 3) learning how to do that cool “muddling” thing I see bartenders do! Soon enough, I was grinding up peas with my mortar and pestle and shining beer glasses for my customers.
Ok, the last part’s not true. But you get the picture. So without further adieu, here are my Muddled Pea and Mint Kombucha Mocktails.
Muddled Pea and Mint Kombucha Mocktails
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 4 leaves fresh mint
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 16 oz kombucha - unflavored
- Ice cubes
- Use a mortar and pestle to grind up the peas, mint, and lemon juice into a puree. You could also use a blender or food processor.
- Clean 2 old fashioned glasses or 8 oz glasses of your choice. Spoon half of the puree into each glass. Pour 8 oz kombucha into each glass. Add ice cubes and a dash of water (optional). Garnish with fresh mint leaves and whole peas. Enjoy!
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Have a great week!