Hot Summer Coming? Try a Refreshing Ginger Palmer Mocktail

June 11th 2019

By Mountain Rose Herbs

When thinking about ways to enjoy the aromatic and palate-pleasing essences of herbs and spices, many of us think of culinary preparations. While food is the most commonly enjoyed way to incorporate plants into our lives (and bodies), botanical drinks are quickly growing in popularity. They are an equally fun and sense-awakening way to connect with beneficial plants, and for many of us, botanical drinks are a whole new world to explore.

Typically, when we see artful and eye-catching beverages, they are centered around alcohol, and for those of us who don’t enjoy, or cannot have alcohol, we turn away, assuming these kinds of creations are just not for us. But that’s not true! Mocktails are more commonplace than ever before, and these non-alcoholic specialty beverages are changing the landscape for social occasions. Creating unique sippers is a fun way to enjoy plants.

This beginner-friendly recipe for a Ginger Palmer Mocktail is great for getting your toes wet. Its crisp and refreshing flavor is perfect on a hot summer day, especially after some hard work in the garden. As always, feel free to make it your own by adding other favorite ingredients, especially homegrown freshly picked herbs!

Ginger Palmer Mocktail Recipe

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 Tbsp. organic green tea of choice
  • 1 tsp. organic dried ginger root*
  • 1 forest grown ginseng leaf, crumbled (optional)
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup made with organic oregano leaf
  • 2 oz. organic lemonade
  • 1 oz. ginger beer
  • 1 organic lemon wedge

Directions

  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Put the next three ingredients into a disposable tea filter.
  3. Once the water has come to a boil, remove from heat and steep herb-filled tea filter in water for 6-8 minutes, or until desired strength. The flavor should be much more concentrated than for a typical cup of sipping tea to ensure the herbal goodness shines through.
  4. If time allows, let the tea cool to room temperature.
  5. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
  6. Add 3 oz. of cooled tea, lemonade, and simple syrup to the glass. Stir.
  7. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon wedge.

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