Recipe by Leandra Rouse | Photo by Samantha Emmons
Whether you are taking a break after the holidays, are sober-curious, or just looking for a great non-alcoholic beverage, this vibrant beet martini is a beautiful drink to have in hand at any party.
The combination of kombucha, beets, lime, and ginger beer is vegetal, slightly fermented, well balanced, and with a light sweetness. For simplicity, we suggest using bottled beet juice which can be found at most grocery stores. However if you have a juicer on hand, you can juice fresh beets for a stronger flavor and more powerful nutrition punch.
Beet juice is well researched to reduce blood pressure, as well as being high in many other important vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, and potassium. Kombucha is well known for its live probiotic quality beneficial to gut health. And fresh ginger is a potent antiinflammatory good for digestion. This mocktail would be a fantastic pairing to a heavy holiday meal to help break down the fat, and restore the digestive system.
We fell in love with the vibrant color of the Sweet Beet “Martini” and love the idea of proudly serving this at our next dinner party. Not only will your body appreciate the break from alcohol, but your guests will be awed by the unique ingredients and flavors of this bright red concoction.
8 oz. beet juice
8 oz ginger kombucha (4 oz)
4 Tbs fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz Ginger Beer
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled to the brim with ice. Stir vigorously with a long spoon or chopstick until very cold, for approximately 30 seconds or more. Then using a cocktail strainer, pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a green apple slice, thyme sprig, or piece of crystalized ginger. Enjoy cold.
NUTRITION FACTS (PER SERVING):
Protein 0 g
Total fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbs 11 g
Fiber 1 g
Total sugars 8 g
Added sugars 4 g
Sodium 35 mg
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.