June 18, 2020
Mojitos just got SO much better with so many added health benefits! Starting with Kombucha, a fermented, lightly sweetened black or green tea that packs a healthy punch and is loaded with probiotics. Kombuchas have been around for over 2000 years, originating from China, where they call the drink, the “immortal health elixir”. Hibiscus may also be excellent for heart health and reducing blood pressure. Drink up to your health, this healthy mojito is deliciously refreshing!
Hibiscus Simple Syrup.
Make this first: In a small sauce pan, combine sweetener and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 3-5 minutes 3 Minutes. Add the dried hibiscus leaves, allow the mixture to steep for 5-10 minutes 5 Minutes and then strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Your beautiful red-tinged simple syrup is ready to go! Syrup with keep for at least 1 week in the fridge.
Place lime wedges into each of your 4 glasses, add the mint, basil, grapes, cucumber and hibiscus simple syrup, using a muddler, masher or long kitchen tool. Muddle the lime, mint, basil, grapes, cucumber + syrup together (squish everything together) to release the juices.