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Kava Mint Sparkler

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Jun 20, 2016

Kava Mint Sparkler
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This drink is a good segue if you find the taste of kava a little overwhelming. Bubbly water helps distract you from some of the mouth-numbing effects, while mint extract is a stomach-soother.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1 can Sparkling Water

DIRECTIONS

1 Pour kava, coconut sugar, and mint into a glass and stir, then fill with cold sparkling water.
2 NOTE: Kava has a very strong flavor, so preparation and temperature are key. Here are some pro tips for consuming kava:
3 It tastes much better iced or hot. Just say “no” to room temperature.
4 Kava is known for its “reverse tolerance” effect, meaning it can take several drinks before you feel the full effect.
5 The active ingredient in kava is kavalactone. Kava powder has several times the kavalactones of tinctures or teas. Only by brewing dried kava powder into a liquid will you get the results it’s known for. If you do want to mix it with booze, stick to low-alcohol options for the sake of your liver.