We’re learning more and more about the importance of the ‘friendly’ bacteria and other microbes that live in our gut. They’re thought to influence our immunity, mood and weight, as well as our digestion. “Fermented foods such as kombucha can be a key way to maintain the healthy bacteria in our gut – in fact, some research suggests that they’re much more effective than taking probiotic supplements for this purpose” explains nutritionist Cassandra Burns. But does drinking it in cocktail form count? For the uninitiated, this might be a good place to start. Here’s how to make a Kombucha Ginger Sour…
– 125ml Equinox Kombucha, Ginger<u.
– 1 to 2 shots Vodka
– 1 tbsp Lime Juice
– 1 tbsp Coconut or Maple Syrup
– 1/2 tsp Angostura Bitters
– 20ml Aquafaba (Chickpea Water)
– Pinch of Coconut Sugar, dash of Bitters and a Ginger slice to garnish
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker except the kombucha and shake well with ice. Strain out mixture, remove ice and shake hard again (dry shake). Add the Ginger Kombucha to the remaining mixture and stir well. Adjust sour/sweet to your liking. Pour into an ice-filled glass and garnish with a ginger slice, dash of bitters and sprinkle with coconut sugar.
Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.