Fresh mint is a super star in this delightful holiday cocktail. Pomegranates give it a festive pink hue, and kombucha adds a kick. Think Peppermint Martini, with all the vibrant flavor and none of the residual sugar.
Long used for its medicinal properties, mint is well known for its anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial benefits. Mint not only helps to keep your breath fresh, it improves digestion and decreases appetite. Big flavor and self control in a glass!
Pomegranate juice is an antioxidant power house. Antioxidants are chemical properties that play a key role in preventing oxidative stress, which is the chemical reaction that produces free radicals, and ravages healthy cells. The most effective way to get healthful antioxidants is through food sources; and pomegranate are a delicious way to get them with added anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits.
Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage with tremendous benefits for your gut, heart and brain. The fermentation process creates a large number of healthy bacteria, known as probiotics, that live in the digestive tract and support immune health. Eighty percent of the immune system is located in the gut, with the digestive system being the second largest part of the neurological system, and often referred to as the ”second brain.”
The Minty Kiss
- 20 mint leaves
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 3 oz vodka
- 4 oz ginger kombucha
- 2 mint sprigs
- pomegranate seeds
Muddle mint leaves in a bowl until well bruised. Place in cocktail shaker with vodka and let sit for 5 minutes.
Combine juices and add to shaker with vodka and ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into martini glass and add ginger kombucha to top off.
Garnish each glass with pomegranate seeds and a mint sprig.