Ayala’s Herbal Water Mocktail and Giveaway (CLOSED)
Last year sometime I was provided with Ayala's Herbal Water to try and I'm just getting around to giving it a whirl. It's hot as heck here in Texas! Sparkling water has never been my thing, but this year I'm all about mixing mocktails with sparkling water as a refreshing reprieve from the summer heat. I wouldn't normally buy a product like this because I'm happy to just drink water or tea but I can not get my dad to drink water no matter how hard I try. I thought he might just like this herbal water. He was not a fan of the sparkling (though I loved it) but he did happily drink the samples of the still version.
Out of the three flavors above my favorites are the lemongrass mint vanilla and the ginger lemon peel. I didn't think the cinnamon orange peel had much of a flavor. They are all very subtle with the vanilla coming out the strongest in the lemongrass mint vanilla one.
It is really my good friend Jamey that got me into mocktails because he started making them for me since I don't drink alcohol so much. It was my friend Soraya from LA that gave me the idea to add kombucha because she used to make the most delicious punch with it, adding sparkling water, juice and fresh fruit. I need to get that recipe from her actually! Here's my attempt to make something just as tasty.
First, muddle about 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped pineapple until nicely smooshed. Add 1/2 cup sparkling herbal water (I used the ginger lemon peel), 1/2 cup kombucha (I used Synergy Mystic Mango), and 1 tablespoon sweetener (I used maple syrup). Whisk that all together and serve over ice (I like to put it in a fancy glass). Feel free to play around with the amount of sweetener because some kombucha brands have more sweetness.
One lucky US reader will get a 12 sampler pack of the Herbal Water sparkling single serve bottles.
To enter: Answer this question = Which flavor of sparkling water sounds most delish to you?
For a bonus entry = Follow Herbal Water on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (something like "I just entered the @herbalwater giveaway at @theblissfulchef")
Please let me know if you did this in the same comment.
A winner will be chosen Friday June 22nd at 5pm. Good luck!
NOTE: The selected winner must provide an email address and a shipping address located within the 48 contiguous US states – no APOs, PO Boxes or shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or Mexico. Not my rules sorry!