Have you ever woken up to a killer hangover and made the promise to never drink again? Chances are you knocked back a few too many cocktails loaded with artificial sweeteners and additives, which can cause bloat and encourage a hangover. Luckily, clean cocktails exist! Think freshly squeezed juices, unrefined sweeteners and heart-healthy herbs.
Grab yourself a quality gin, such as Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and a few strawberries, raw honey simple syrup and a ginger kombucha. You can make your own simple syrup by boiling down ¼ cup raw honey and ¼ cup water; once the honey melts, transfer into a mason jar and let it cool.
Muddle 3 strawberries in a cocktail shaker, then add the gin, honey, pinch of salt and ice. Shake and strain into a cup with ice and top off with the kombucha. Garnish with a strawberry.
All good things begin with a glass of vino.
I currently hold a Level 2 Intermediate Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.