I love Pittsburgh. I love food. I love that Pittsburgh has become a foodie town.
I love that, no matter what I’m hungry for, I can find a quality restaurant in the heart of the ‘Burgh dishing out kick-butt cuisine. In need of some salty chips and salsa with a margarita chaser? Verde is where it’s at. How about something a little funky and tropical? Try Kaya, one of my favorite restaurants of all-time.
But when I’m in the mood for something truly exceptional, something that I can split with a loved one on a special occasion, Altius has become my new go-to.
I recently went to Altius with my family to celebrate my graduation. Altius is fixed on top of Mt. Washington, giving patrons one of the most breath-taking views of the steel city. And while the sights of the city are undoubtedly spectacular, it’s the food that makes Altius truly special.
I ended up ordering the risotto, which was so creamy it could have made an Italian grandmother weep on the spot. To say it was one of my all-time favorite dinners would be a complete understatement. As I’m typing this, I can still taste each salty-rich bite. Dang. Now I’m hungry.
But what really stood out to me during my visit to Altius was a simple amuse bouche that took my tastebuds for a serious ride. This, my friends, was the fabulous Cucumber Ginger Juice. Ridiculously refreshing, slightly spicy, and down-right addictive, this shooter was the perfect palate-cleansing way to kick off an epic meal. I knew that I had to re-create this Cucumber Ginger Juice on the blog, and after a few trial runs, I know I hit the nail on the head with this 4-ingredient recipe!
Although the act of juicing your own ingredients may seem like a daunting task, it truly could not be easier. Especially if you follow the directions on my handy-dandy “How to Make Your Own Juice Without a Juicer” tutorial! And especially if you can get your hands on four of the easiest ingredients to obtain: cucumber, ginger, honey, and water. AND ESPECIALLY if you’re a fan of delicious flavor. Believe me, you won’t want nothin’ standing in your way between you and this tasty juice!
Mark and I are simply obsessed with this Cucumber Ginger Juice – it’s exactly what you’ll want in your cup when you need a small zap of whole food energy this summer. I can’t get over how perfectly balanced this drink truly is; the cooling cucumber, the sweet honey, a peppery finish…simply put, this Cucumber Ginger Juice is the juice of your dreams.
Cucumber Ginger Juice
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This 4-ingredient Cucumber Ginger Juice is a summertime drink that's full of refreshing flavors and a slight spicy kick!
- 1 English cucumber, chopped into medium pieces
- 4 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 cup cold filtered water
- Add all ingredients to a small blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a fine-mesh sieve fitted over a small bowl. Press the juice pulp against the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard pulp. Strain mixture again, if desired.
- Pour into one large or two small glasses. Chill if desired.
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