This has been the never ending week guys...I don't know what is going on, but I could not be any more excited that tomorrow is Friday! Between being a mom to a toddler and all that comes with it, all the while trying to balance a busy work week, it's just been one of those challenging mama weeks around our house! One thing that I always have on hand for an afternoon pick me up is kombucha! I seriously love this stuff and it definitely gives me a little energy boost when I need it most! I don't know why it has never dawned on me until now to put a little booze in it, but man I am glad I finally did! My persimmon and rosemary boozy booch is the perfect fall cocktail to kick off your weekend!
Are you a kombucha fan already? If not, I think you should definitely give it a try! It's loaded with probiotics that are great for your gut and help keep your immune system healthy! Parks only drinks milk and water, but will ask for juice occasionally and so I give him watered down kombucha as his juice! He loves it and I love knowing he is getting some good probiotics in his tummy on top of the ones he takes daily!
If I am traveling and have been without kombucha for a few days I can tell a difference, and you may think that sounds crazy, but I am telling you that it keeps my tummy happy! In high school and college I was a Diet Coke girl and would look so forward to one every single day...what was I thinking? I do not like it anymore and rarely drink a coke of any sort, but my kombucha has become my daily treat that I look forward to now...well that and an evening glass of red wine!
Perimmons are in season right now and I just love how beautiful they are and delicious too! I make ricotta persimmon toast with them, eat them as is, and make a persimmon punch with the gorgeous fruit, so I knew they would work perfectly with the kombucha! I added in some rosemary that works so nicely with a little gin and the end result is a really yummy drink perfect for the season!
I think all of our weekend plans should include a glass or two of my persimmon and rosemary boozy booch, don't you?
- 8 Oz. Original Kombucha (non-flavored)
- 4 Oz. Gin
- 2 Persimmons
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary
- Crushed Ice
- Take the leaves off the persimmons and chop roughly.
- Blend the persimmons with the rosemary and the gin until smooth.
- Strain out the liquid through a fine mesh strainer (or leave the pulp as is) and chill.
- Fill two glasses with crushed ice and pour the persimmon juice over top of the ice.
- Top off the glasses with kombucha and give it a slight stir.
- Garnish with a persimmon slice and a sprig of rosemary and serve immediately.
Note: If you want your cocktail sweeter, feel free to add a simple syrup or a little honey into the mix! The kombucha and the persimmons create a subtle sweetness to the cocktail that to me, doesn't need any extra! Simply adjust to your taste.
I have been playing around with the idea of making my own kombucha at home to save money and because I think it would be so fun to mix flavors! Have any of you done it before? If so, leave some pointers for me! I'm all ears!