Hey folks! This week at the East Side Farmers Market we will have delicious Cardamom Ginger and Blueberry Schisandra. UGH!!! it’s times like these that I want to blabber about all the known health benefits of cardamom and schisandra. I want to tell you how people in China have been using these herbs for CENTURIES to treat common ailments! Of course we don’t want to say that this is what a certain herb will do for your body FOR SURE. We haven’t done the research, and oh yeah, guess what, they don’t like to fund those studies necessarily because there is not much money in it. All I can do is tell you how delicious these brews are and how they are perfect for your holiday gatherings. They are a great beverage all on their own as well as mixed up into a delightful cocktail!
Cardamom has a sweet flavor similar to those of grapefruit and ginger. This spice also includes floral and soapy flavors, along with green notes and a cool menthol undertone. Mixed with ginger, this flavor is boosted and spiced up for a warming concoction.
Schisandra is very interesting. Its Chinese name comes from the fact that its berries possess all five basic flavors, salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter. You chew these berries and your taste buds go on a roller coaster of all the flavors. It’s crazy! I have a very hard time not making a roller coaster of faces eating these things. It’s not quite as apparent in the brew itself, but there is definitely a ghost roller coaster of flavor. This brew would also double as a great talking piece at your next gathering. I mean, Kombucha itself is always a good talking piece and the added bits of fanciness heighten it.
We definitely urge you to research the benefits on your own and make your own conclusions about how they may benefit your health. Check it out and perhaps you will make your own conclusions. If not, just enjoy these wonderful flavors that are only available for a very short time exclusively through NessAlla Kombucha. We hope your Holiday is full of gratefulness, love and lots of laughs with the people you love!!
Here are some yummy cocktails to whip up with our booch you get at the East Side Farmers Market this week as well as our awesome current seasonal Lemon, turmeric, Ginger!
In a cocktail tin filled with ice add 1.5oz Death’s Door Gin, .5 oz Quince and Apple Citrus Simple Syrup, and a palmful of fresh arugula. Shake vigorously and strain through both a cocktail strainer and then a fine mesh strainer over fresh ice in a 10oz highball glass. Finish with NessAlla Schizandra Blue Kombucha. Garnish with a sprig of Arugula.
In a 10 oz Old Fashioned Glass filled with ice add 1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
5 dashes of Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters, 0.5 oz of maple syrup, 0.5 oz of Sparkling Wine. With a bar spoon – gently stir combining well. Finish with NessAlla Turmeric, Lemon, Ginger Kombucha and garnish with an orange zest.
Cocktails by Jeanette Dainty of NessAlla Kombucha and available at