Gimber tasting for -Bon appetit les amis-
Elke Huyghebaert, owner of the online foodie shop “Bon Appetit les amis” sent me a package of products including… Gimber. “Can you taste it, give your opinion and look for a nice combination?” was her question.
WHAT IS GIMBER ACTUALLY?
It is a concentrate based on organic Peruvian ginger, lemon, herbs, and spices. You can combine it wonderfully with fruits, vegetables, and herbs to create your personalized mocktail. Moreover, it can boost your immunity due to the concentrated presence of ginger and lemon.
When consumed on its own, it offers a spicy, slightly syrupy, and highly aromatic drink.
If you enjoy a strong spicy flavor, you can take a pure shot or have it with ice. Personally, I love to combine it with a gentle tonic, ice cubes, and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Having a bottle in stock is advantageous as it allows you to quickly serve a delicious non-alcoholic drink to your guests.
The main ingredient in Gimber is ginger, known for its spicy and warming properties. Ginger also offers numerous health benefits, including supporting digestion and strengthening the immune system.
Gimber can be enjoyed in various ways. It can be mixed with sparkling water for a refreshing mocktail, added to hot water for soothing ginger tea, or used as a flavor enhancer in cocktails, smoothies, or even in cooking.
The Gimber brand has gained popularity due to the high quality of their product and their focus on organic and natural ingredients. It provides an option for people seeking a flavorful and healthy alternative to alcoholic beverages.
I have developed two super tasty and alcohol-free drinks using Gimber as the base, complemented with fruits and herbs. Here are the recipes I want to share with you:
Gimber—lime mocktail with rosemary
RECIPE: GIMBER – LIME MOCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS: for 6 glasses
100 ml lime juice
50 ml Gimber (from the webshop)
2 tbsp honey
Zest of 1 lime
2 sprigs of rosemary
400 ml tonic water (I used a mild, sweeter tonic)
Ice cubes (I made mine by mixing 70% water with 30% Gimber. I placed a piece of lime in each ice cube and froze them.)
Here’s how to proceed:
Make the ice cubes the day before. In a jug, mix water with Gimber, depending on the quantity you need, with a ratio of 70% water to 30% Gimber.
Squeeze the limes until you have 100 ml of juice. Mix in the honey, lime zest, and rosemary. Let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour to enhance the flavors. Stir in the Gimber. Fill the glasses with a few ice cubes. Divide the Gimber-lime mixture among the glasses and top them off with tonic water.
For presentation, I dried lime zest and mixed it with white sugar. Fill a plate with a layer of water. Turn your glasses upside down, dip the rim of each glass in the water, and then in the plate with the mixture of zest and sugar. This will create a sugar rim on your glass. Add a slice of lime as an extra touch, and you’re done.
If you prefer the mocktail sweeter, you can always add an extra spoonful of honey.
A SECOND MOCKTAIL
Gimber-Orange Mocktail with Star Anise and Thyme
You can find this recipe on the website.
And be sure to try simply the Gimber with warm water and honey, a warming tea…