Foodie Friday: Sparkling Sant Faux-jito


Sparkling Sant Faux-jito {No sugar added, gluten free, healthy}

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

This week our recipes revolve around the theme “Spring” and I thought what better idea than to feature a healthy drink to jump start all the warm weather that will be coming our way! Sooner than later, I hope! :) 

Recently I was sent samples of Sant to try.  What is it you ask? That’s a good question.  

Sant is a dried superfruit that you can infuse into a fresh beverage.  I actually only heard about it last month when I was contacted about trying it out.  Curious, I agreed to test it and see what the heck it was all about.  

Honestly, I received it not too long after being contacted but it sat in my pantry for a few weeks. Mostly because I was busy and also because I had no idea what the heck to do with it.  While I do enjoy making cocktails and such at home, I’m really no mixologist.  

Mixologist or not, I decided that a spring-like drink would be the perfect way to give it try.  Before choosing flavor combos for my drink I decided it would be a good idea to taste it.  According to their website, it is totally edible in it’s dried form though they warm it can be tart.  I actually didn’t mind it at all, it kind of tasted like a sweet rose petal of sorts which is what inspired me to make this faux-jito! 

Just this past weekend I had guests and we made mojitos with St. Germain liqueur which is a French liqueur flavored with elderflowers.  Since the Sant was similar, I figured it would taste pretty darn amazing in a mojito….or faux-jito in this case. 

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 Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 6-8 pieces of dried Sant
  • 1 cup of sparkling water (like Perrier)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves 
  • 1/4 tsp powdered stevia
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Directions: 

  1. Infuse Sant in a glass of sparkling water for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. While Sant is infusing, muddle mint and stevia in a separate glass then add in lime juice. 
  3. Pour Sant infused sparkling water into glass with the mint and lime juice and stir.
  4. Garnish with a lime and mint. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Just as I suspected, pretty darn amazing! My hubby even tried it and was quite impressed at how great it tasted.  Definitely a bevie I’ll be making again…maybe even with a little rum this time 😉  

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32 Comments

Jen
Reply April 3, 2015

Wow, this looks so refreshing! Sparkling water is my favorite. Thanks for sharing Sant. I will have to look into it.
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    Definitely check it out! I was hesitant but it is really really good!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply April 3, 2015

Well of course I am going to like this after posting my hibiscus margarita! We should have a superfood cocktails day!
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    Reply April 3, 2015

    Oh my gosh I totally forgot you made the hibiscus margarita! We should most definitely have a superfood cocktail day! :P

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply April 3, 2015

Looks yummy! I've never heard of sant. What else would you use it for besides this?
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    I think it is pretty much used for infusing into beverages but you could add it to tea or make your own flavored soda with it. They have a few different recipes on their site!

Ivanna
Reply April 3, 2015

Looks good I never heard of that fruit sant.
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    It tastes like a sweet flower but it's really good!

Ginger
Reply April 3, 2015

This is awesome! I'd love to join :) And I've never heard of that fruit before. It sounds pretty interesting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    Join in friend!!! It is interesting and quite delicious!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply April 3, 2015

I've never heard of sant! Interesting!
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    Reply April 3, 2015

    I hadn't either until they contacted me, it is really good!

Sarah
Reply April 3, 2015

I am all over these, they look delicious and refreshing!! To bad this isn't a real like "get together" looks like we have it all this week! Hope you have a great weekend!
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    Reply April 3, 2015

    I know, it would be nice to enjoy on a sunny porch together somewhere! :P Hope you have a great weekend too!

Farrah
Reply April 3, 2015

I love that you used sant to make this--it looks so pretty!!

    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    Thank you! :D

Jess @hellotofit
Reply April 3, 2015

I've never heard of Sant, but that drink looks like I need one right now!! So. Fresh.
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    Reply April 3, 2015

    Oh my goodness it was so fresh and delicious!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply April 3, 2015

I've never hear of Sant either, but I like the idea of a faux-ito. That's a totally refreshing idea when you're in the mood for something sparkly and non-alcoholic.
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    It was really satisfying too! Tasted just like the real thing :)

Angelena Marie
Reply April 3, 2015

What a creative way to use the Sant! I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds interesting. This drink looks so yummy, I wish I was on the beach with one right now!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    Haha, me too! We should hop a plane to somewhere warm :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply April 3, 2015

or maybe a nice vodka? looks good! TGIF!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 3, 2015

    Mmm vodka..yes! Haha, TGIF is right :)

Esther
Reply April 3, 2015

Oh my word! Not only does your picture look AMAZING, but the drink looks FAB!!!
Will be making this for sure!
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    Reply April 3, 2015

    Thanks Esther! It really did taste quite delicious!!! :D

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Reply April 4, 2015

This looks yummy. I think I'm drooling...

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    Reply April 6, 2015

    Oh my gosh it was so good!!!

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply April 4, 2015

Yum, I love a nice, refreshing drink when the weather starts to warm up! This one sounds great!
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    Reply April 6, 2015

    Thanks- it really was quite refreshing! :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply April 4, 2015

Looks yummy!
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    Reply April 6, 2015

    Thank you! :)

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