Mushroom Cocktail Recipe
If the stars align and the moon is just right, you might be able to find a patch of mushrooms growing in your backyard; however, don’t eat those! Try to grow your own mushrooms if possible. If not, the grocery store will do just fine. While most people think of mushrooms as a savory ingredient, they can be quite versatile.
These little fungi are a great addition to any meal and can also be used to make a delicious mushroom mocktail recipe!
In this recipe, we'll use them to make a refreshing mocktail that will please any palate. You don't have to be a mushroom expert to make this drink, but if you are, feel free to add your favorite variety.
Medicinal Mushroom Benefits
While research into medicinal mushrooms is still in its early stages, preliminary evidence has shown that medicinal mushrooms like lion’s mane, reishi, or chaga have many medicinal properties.
Researchers are studying how these medicinal mushrooms can help us in our everyday life, from promoting healthier skin to better sleep and even improving cognitive performance; mushrooms seem able to help a lot!
There are many reasons why a mushroom mocktail might be a good choice. They include:
- It's non-alcoholic: This is a great choice for those looking for an alcohol-free option.
- It's low in calories: If you're watching your weight or trying to cut back on calories, this is a good choice.
- It's refreshing: Whether you need a summertime refresher or something to break up the winter monotony, this drink will do the trick.
- It's unique: The earthy flavor of mushrooms is not something you'll find in many other drinks. This, combined with the other ingredients, makes for a one-of-a-kind beverage.
Now that we've gone over some of the reasons you might want to try this drink let's get to the recipe!
- 2-3 fresh ginger slices
- Mushroom powder
- 1oz lemon or lime juice
- 0.5 oz agave
- 3 oz hibiscus tea
- A pinch of salt
- Start by muddling the ginger in the bottom of your glass. This will release the oils and give the drink a little bit of a kick.
- Next, add the mushroom powder, lemon or lime juice, agave, hibiscus tea, and salt to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into your glass.
- You can add soda water to taste, but be careful not to make it too sweet. If soda water is not your thing, monk fruit is a healthier alternative. However, avoid using too much as it can compromise the flavor.
And there you have it! A delicious and refreshing mocktail that is sure to please any crowd. Whether you're looking for something non-alcoholic or just want to try something new, this drink is a great choice. So next time you're at a party or gathering, don't be afraid to give it a try.
Depending on the number of people you're serving, the preparation time for this recipe can vary. If you're making it for one person, it will only take a few minutes. However, if you're making it for a group, it may take a bit longer to muddle the ginger and make the hibiscus tea.
This recipe makes one drink. If you're making it for a group, be sure to double or triple the recipe as needed.
This recipe makes one drink. If you're serving it as a mocktail, it will be enough for one person. However, if you're serving it as an appetizer, it may be enough for two people. The final decision will depend on how cups you're serving and how much you want to take.
One serving of this mocktail has approximately:
- Energy: 156kj
- Protein: 2.6g
- Fat: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 5.5g
- Fiber: 0.60g
- Sugar: 1.2g
- Salt: 0.06g
These values will vary depending on the exact ingredients used. Some brands of hibiscus tea, for example, have more sugar than others. Similarly, the type of agave you use can also affect the nutritional content.
This mocktail is best enjoyed fresh. However, if you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. After that, the drink will start to lose its flavor.
There are many ways you can vary this recipe to suit your taste. Some ideas include:
- Adding more or less hibiscus tea to taste
- Using a different type of tea, such as green or Earl Grey
- Replacing the lemon or lime juice with orange juice
- Adding a small amount of cayenne pepper for a little bit of heat
- Using honey instead of agave for a sweeter drink
The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment and find what you like best.
The mushroom mocktail is a refreshing and earthy drink perfect for summer. With its light, slightly sweet flavor, it's a great alternative to more sugary cocktails. Best of all, it's easy to make!
All you need to do is follow the recipe outlined above, and you will be on your way to treating your taste buds to a delicious beverage. The next time you're looking for something different to sip on, give this mocktail a try.