Looking for a healthy and easy cocktail to celebrate St. Paddy's Day? Ginger Giggle Juice Cocktail (with ginger water kefir) can be made with or without alcohol! And it is packed full of goodness!
My sweet goodness. I have a fever, SPRING FEVER! And the only cure is Ginger Giggle Juice Cocktails. Not really, but because they are so packed with goodness, I bet it could cure a fever. But I can't make health claims. Well, I could. I won't.
Feels like this has been the worlds longest winter, and I'm dying for spring greens, cute dresses, gardens, farmers markets and taking advantage of our patio. I know… March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but when I woke up this morning and it was snowing I wanted to close the curtains and go back to bed.
St. Paddy's day is just around the corner which means March is halfway, so those snow melting sun rays and budding trees can start any time now. SERIOUSLY. ANY. TIME.
Last weekend I hit up the seed swap and picked up a few seeds for the rooftop garden I'm planning. I was inspired with the sun on my face and a pocket full of seeds, but then it was still below freezing so my enthusiasm fizzled. Luckily so did my water kefir… fizzled that is, or fizzered? What is the positive of fizz? I am pro fizz.
FYI, you can find the recipe for straight-up Ginger Water Kefir below the Ginger Giggle Juice Cocktail recipe…
What things are you looking forward to with spring just around the corner?Print
- Sprig fresh basil
- 2–6 slices of fresh jalapeno
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz ginger water kefir
- 1.5 oz Irish whiskey (optional)
- Martini shaker
- Combine pineapple juice, ginger water kefir, and optional whiskey in a shaker with ice and roll or shake gently to combine.
- Put a few cubes in a glass lay in the jalapenos and basil and pour into the glass.
- Serve and enjoy!!
- quart jar or larger
- nylon strainer
- chopstick or wooden spoon
- silicone funnel
- swing top bottles, small or large
- 2–3 Tbsp kefir grains
- 1 quart of filtered water, we use a Clearly Filtered pitcher
- 1/4 cup sugar or a small palm full of unsulfured dried fruit
- pinch of sea salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 2 Tbsp grated or sliced ginger
- Place water kefir grains in a glass jar, add sugar (or dried fruit) and water, and using the spoon or chopstick stir until sugar has dissolved. You can add a pinch of sea salt here if you need more minerals in your water.
- Place mesh strainer over top of the jar and place in a warm spot. You could alternately use cheesecloth, but make sure the kefir can breathe. 24-48 hours depending on how sweet and how carbonated you want your beverage (less sweet and more carbonated the longer you go).
- Combine 1.4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and the 2 tbsp grated or sliced ginger in a saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves, let cool.
- Strain the liquid off the grains and set aside. Prepare a new sugar water mixture to keep the grains alive (and for your next batch).
- Add the cooked and cooled ginger syrup to the strained off the liquid, and give it a stir.
- Pour into swing top bottles, filling 3/4 full leaving space in the bottle, and seal them up.
- Leave on a counter 12-24 hours- this is the second ferment.
- Make sure to “burp” your ferments daily, and then pop into the fridge.