Ginger Rosemary Refresher Mocktail Recipe
This recipe was inspired by a recent customer who wanted to make a zesty refreshing mocktail for a friend… thanks Daina for the inspo.
Mocktails are becoming increasingly popular as many people are turning away from drinking alcohol with a meal every night. You now see lots of non-alcoholic drinks at the liquor store however I encourage you to use your juicer and experiment with making your own healthy mocktails.
A refreshing dry taste with a nice mild citrusy bitterness.
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 lime
- 1 ginger piece, 2cm
- 1 tbsp rosemary leaves
- 500ml soda water
Time: 2 mins
Qty: 700 ml
- Slice off the outer skin including the white pith as we don’t want to add any extra bitterness
- Cut into halves or quarters to fit into the wide chute
- Thinly slice off the outer skin
- Juice whole
- Wash and dry
- Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on
- Remove leaves from the stem
- Juice leaves only
Cold Press Juicing Method
Keep the cap closed on the juicer to mix all the ingredients together in the bowl.
First, add the rosemary leaves to the juicer. You don’t get juice but the leaves will add flavour to the other ingredients.
Add the ginger next followed by the whole lime.
Next juice the grapefruit add them one at a time.
To finish pour half the soda water into the juicer and let the ingredients mix before opening the cap to release the juice. You can then pour the rest of the soda water through the juicer.
Tip: best served cold or poured over ice.
Grapefruits are exceptional fruits that have very strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help to boost the immune system and prevent aging, illness, and disease.
The Ruby Red grapefruits target the heart and blood. They help clear plaque from arteries and help lower blood pressure. Galacturonic acid (found only in grapefruit) has the ability to break up and dislodge fatty plaque buildup in the arteries and remove it completely from the body
Grapefruit juice also eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices.
Research shows that pectin fibres (still in the juice), reduces appetite which can assist with weight loss and can lower cholesterol.
Grapefruit pectin also reduces the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in people afflicted with atherosclerosis and strengthens blood vessels and capillaries.
Grapefruit juice helps reduce fever and soothes coughs and sore throats. Consumed at night, grapefruit juice promotes sleep and alleviates insomnia.
When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system.
They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.
Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.
Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.
Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.
Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.
Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.
Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.
Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.
This herb has been used as an antiseptic, antidepressant, analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, aphrodisiac, and expectorant. It has earned praise for alleviating nerve-related conditions, boosting the immune system, fighting off bacterial and viral infections, aiding respiratory ailments, strengthening digestion and improving circulation.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.