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KOMBUCHA AND SPICED-APPLE PUNCH

GUT-FRIENDLY PARTY DRINK

If mulled wine does not tickle your fancy, what about this gut-friendly ‘wonder tea’ from Liz Earle? This spiced apple and kombucha drink not only tastes delicious but is rich in beneficial probiotics and will go down a storm at any party as a non-acholic alternative.

Ingredients:

• 1 LEMON

• 1 LARGE ORANGE

• 1 LITRE OF CLOUDY APPLE JUICE

• 2CM FRESH GINGER ROOT, GRATED

• 2 CINNAMON STICKS

• 2 WHOLE STAR ANISE

• 1 TSP GROUND NUTMEG

• 1/2 TSP ALL-SPICE

• 1 TSP CLOVES

• 5-6 PEPPERCORNS

• 1 LITRE OF CHILLED KOMBUCHA

TO SERVE

SMALL CINNAMON STICKS (OPTIONAL)

Method

• Zest the lemon and orange, then cut the fruits into quarters. Place all the ingredients, apart from the kombucha in a large pan. Heat gently and let it simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat.

• Depending on whether you like bits in your punch, filter using a sieve and leave to cool.

• To serve, ladle the spiced apple juice into a cup and top up with kombucha. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.