Earlier this week a friend of mine mentioned “Good Girl Moonshine” on facebook and I had never heard of that before. Honestly,
but I was intrigued so I looked it up. I found this recipe, and when I saw that it was made with apple cider vinegar I thought “Gross!” Then it occurred to me how I have fantasized about drinking my homemade salad dressing straight.
*Original Recipe and picture above from Trim Healthy Mama
For the original “base” recipe. you will need:
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “Mother” This stuff is only $2.69 at amazon- the cheapest “organic with the mother” I’ve found!
- Pure Stevia Extract Powder By Kal (3.5×2)
- Simply Organic Ginger Root Ground Certified Organic, 1.64-Ounce Container
I gave the recipe a try using seltzer water with my Sodastream. I am in LOVE with my Sodastream. Last year I was doing a bible study and decided to donate a few items that I really LOVED and didn’t want to part with. I donated the Sodastream. I held out for about 6 months until I caved and had to get another. I hope whoever got my old one loves it as much as I do!
Anyway, I made the drink and it was DELICIOUS, but I’m always trying to improve things to make them EVEN better.
I added the following 3 ingredients.
- Turmeric (read why turmeric should be a regular addition to your recipes)
- Cayenne Pepper (I put cayenne in everything and it’s SUPER good for you)
- Cinnamon (also a fantastic way to boost nutritional value)
The cinnamon with the ginger, apple cider vinegar and seltzer water makes this taste like a Yankee Candle, in a GOOD WAY!
Not only does it taste amazing, this drink is great for:
- Stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Curbing sugar cravings
- Soothing heartburn and stomach distress
- Aiding digestion
- Boosting heart health
- Increasing circulation
- Fighting inflammation
Look how gorgeous it is! I have a warning and a tip to save your teeth. *Apple cider vinegar can easily eat away at tooth enamel because of the high acid content. Make sure you drink this with a straw and be aware that you are not swishing it around in your mouth!!
It’s cold with the ice, but has a warming sensation (thanks to the cayenne pepper). Wouldn’t this Good Girl Moonshine with a Twist look great at your spring and summer parties in these?
Mason Jar Mugs with Handle, Tin Lid and Plastic Straws. 16 Oz. Each. Old Fashion Drinking Glasses – Pack of 4
If you’re feeling crafty and have your own supplies and want to save money, you can make these yourself!
Good Girl Moonshine with a Twist would make a healthy non-alcoholic alternative to hard apple cider in the fall. In fact I’m already thinking about stocking up on some of these for bonfires!