South American Gin & Juice
People in the United States believe that if a little of something is good, a lot of it is better. The South American Gin & Juice is a cocktail. Sure, by almost 2021, most adults realize that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health issues. But, a lot of us do not know that over consumption of healthy, super foods can be just as damaging. As a somewhat typical United States citizen, I had to learn by traveling the hard route.
Moderation, with respect to the African American Heritage Diet, is one of the overarching principles. Calorie restriction and infrequent intake of meat or sugar are musts. The Low FODMAP Diet is a guideline that helps one avoid the foods that may trigger digestive problems. FODMAPs are certain types of carbohydrates found in even the healthiest of foods such as garlic, onions, watermelon and even cauliflower and its’ kissing cousin broccoli. Both of these diets note that more of a good thing is often not a good thing.
I had to de-program my American bred mind when I began the Low FODMAP Diet. My sensitive digestive system cannot tolerate a huge, baked sweet potato at lunchtime or specifically anytime. I can however stomach a 1/2 cup per day of the Vitamin A, beta-carotene laden, sweet potato without any discomfort. Seems to be a particular peculiarity passed down from Nana, to my Father and then to me – a sensitive stomach. Blame Madison Avenue and the hounds of capitalism perhaps for encouraging gluttony. “Hesitate, then moderate,” will be my mantra for 2021. If you plan on drinking the South American Gin & Juice New Year’s Eve, make some of Granny’s Deviled Eggs as well to prevent over consumption and keep the very, private party on track. Be safe, my friends!
South American Gin & Juice
- 2 Port Wine Glasses
- Measuring Cups
- Cocktail Spoon
- 2 parts Port Wine
- 2 parts Guayaki Yerba Mate Passion Fruit
- 1 part Gin
- Combine all ingredients into one glass, stir and enjoy. Repeat.
13 thoughts on “South American Gin & Juice”
This is such an easy and delicious recipe. I love Yerba Mate.
This was our Netflix and chill drink over the weekend. Love love!
I love passion fruit flavored anything so I knew I had to make this when I saw the ingredients! Then gin with the port and Yerba mate went so well together, I was sipping on this all Friday night!
I love how easily this cocktail came together! It was perfect! Thanks for sharing!
My sisters and i deeply enjoyed this! This was so beautiful!
Hello gin cocktails! Thanks for introducing us to this recipe — we loved it!
I am a newfound fan of Gin! This cocktail is so delicious and was super easy to make!
I am always looking for new cocktails and and drinks to make with Gin and this is now one of my new found favourites! Thanks so much! So tasty!
The flavor of passionfruit is great in this cocktail! Delicious!
I have never tried Guayaki Yerba Mate Passion Fruit. Can you find it at any liquor store? This cocktail looks absolutely delicious!
Guayaki Yerba Mate Passion Fruit is just tea Tamara. You can find it at any specialty stores like Whole Foods, Natural Grocers or Central Market. Cheers!
The port wine is a nice surprise in this cocktail. Will definitely be making this for friends.
That’s wonderful Jazz, thank you very much!