Monday, May 23, 2011

Sparkling Strawberry Cider / Juice


Know what you eat:

Strawberries have higher levels of vitamin c, fiber, folate and potassium than most other fruits like bananas, apples and even oranges. A recent study has shown that eating one serving (about 8-10 strawberries) a day can significantly decrease blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.

So have this strawberry cider in sizzling hot temperatures, I bet, you will like it.


Prep time: 15 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 C Strawberries (washed & diced)
2 C Martinellis Sparkling Apple Cider ( 100% apple cider, contain no water, no concerntrate, no preservative )
1 C Water (optional, for kids substitue cider to water )
1 Tbsp Honey (add honey acc to sweetness of strawberry)
1/4 tsp crushed, blackpepper
1 tsp Ginger juice
1 tsp Fresh Lemon / Orange juice (I used lemon juice)
2 tsp kosher salt
few mint leaves (finely chopped)
pinch of salt, some orange zest & crushed Ice

Garnish:

Few chopped starwberries, orange zest, mint leaves & lemon wedge.


Method:

1.. In a blender add chopped strawberries, water, honey, salt, pepper, ginger lemon juice few mint leaves and lots of crushed ice.
2.. Put the setting on pulse & press it 3-4 times or untill the strawberries and ice are fully mixed.
3.. Now take a serving glass, and rub the rim of the glass with a wedge of lemon, and then dip the rim in bowl full of kosher salt.
4.. Now pour -in the strawberry concerntrate that you just prepared, and pour sparkling cider, then add few chopped strawberry.
5.. For kids add water instead of cider.
6.. Garnish it with orange zest & lemon wedge. Dont wait....Serve Chilled, Enjoy the tongue tingling taste of Strawberry Cider.


Event Participation:

1. This is our entry to Festive Food : SumJustify Fullmer Treat event hosted by Priti.
2. This dish is our contribution to Food In Colours started by Sunny Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers FIC:Favourite TastyCurryLeaf.
3. This goes to Strawberry Feast @ My kitchen treasures
4. Recipes for the rest of us - Fruits, event hosted by Kamalika.
5. This dish goes to Original Recipes - Monthly Round up Event hosted by Lorie.



9 comments:

Renu said...

great beverage to beat the heat!!!

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks for visiting Renu,
We appreciate your comments, Keep watching for more healthy vegetarian recipes.

Muskaan

Uma said...

Wow, strawberry cider looks so colorful and refreshing. Nice presentation. I like the way you write about the nutritional values of the ingredients. :)

Parita said...

Wow lovely drink...love the color...best way to beat the summer heat :)

Priti said...

Looks real nice...love the colour..wonderful entry..thanks :)

Sweatha said...

Thanks for the delicious entry.The drink is lovely.

Happy cook said...

This drink looks so refreshing.
I have few botles of apple cider which i bought last year when we were in France which is still not used. I think if i am not wrong there is few percent f alchol in our bottle.
I tis really clever to make a drink kike this adding cider.
Thankyou for sending this delicous drink to my event.

Lore said...

I feel refreshed just by looking at the pic. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really delicious - a perfect and refreshing treat for a summer's day!

 
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