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strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 22, 2018  |  0 Comments

strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut

Sure, you can grab a yogurt for some probiotics. But it’s way more fun to reach for one of these cocktails for those gut-friendly bacteria! This drink is inspired by a strawberry daiquiri, yet calorie friendlier. I find it tastier, too, since not overly sweet. What’s in the cocktail? It’s based on rum and includes fresh mint, lime juice, ginger, and strawberries. But the highlight is the sparkling probiotic beverage … Farmhouse Culture Strawberry Hibiscus Gut Punch Sparkling Probiotic Veggie Drink, to be specific, which contains 4 billion probiotic cultures in a bottle. Now that’s a heck of a lot of good bugs! I found the veggie drink at Whole Foods Market, FYI. Cheers!


Note: The theme of this month’s Recipe Redux is “Probiotic Cocktails and Gut-Health Mocktails.”


strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut

strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut

Yield: 1 serving

Serving size: 1 cocktail




Muddle the three mint leaves in the bottom of a shaker cocktail glass. Add the rum, lime juice, ginger, and a few ice cubes. Cover and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice. Add the sparkling probiotic beverage. Garnish with the mint sprig and strawberry halves.


Per serving: 120 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 50mg sodium, 6g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 2g total sugars includes 0g added sugars, 1g protein



The “Before” Version

Compare to Classic Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Per serving: 342 calories, 0.7g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 20g total carbohydrates, 4.7g fiber, 11.7g sugars, 1.7g protein, 4mg sodium



Tasteover Tips

  • Keep a cocktail calorie conscious by sticking to just one serving of an 80-proof spirit—1 1/2 fluid ounces—per drink
  • Consider the addition of a sparkling probiotic beverage for a cocktail with benefits
  • Eat your strawberry garnish—it’s naturally sweet and good for you, too

strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut





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