Pichuberry Mint Cocktail

  This tangy sweet berry is even great in a cocktail!  Try this refreshing summer drink you won’t be disappointed.

Pichuberry Mint Cocktail - Recipe at cali-zona.com

The pichuberry is considered the “Lost Incan Treasure” because of its multiple health benefits. It is native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, Colombia, and other countries along the Andes Mountains.

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Recipe: Makes 1 Delicious Cocktail

  • 1 1/2oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka 
  • 4-5 Pichuberries
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon of Organic Raw Sugar or 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water or Soda Water

Instructions:

Remove the husks from your pichus and pull your mint leaves off of stems.

   Add pichuberries, sugar and a splash of sparkling to berries in order to muddle with ease.  Mash berries well then add mint, liquor, then Ice and Shake to mix together.

Strain into cocktail glass with Ice and garnish with mint sprig and pichuberries.

Health benefits:

Pichuberry is very High in Protein, 1.7 Grams per Pichuberry.  Among its major components are its high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C, and phytosterols, as well as the presence of essential minerals, vitamins such as E and K1, withanolides and physalins.  These components make the Pichuberry suitable for skin care creams/oils, anti-inflammatory supplements, and potential diet/weight loss products.

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