El Verde

Refreshing drop: The El Verde complements Mexican and Japanese cuisine, and fish dishes.
Refreshing drop: The El Verde complements Mexican and Japanese cuisine, and fish dishes. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen
Difficulty
Easy

This recipe for a non-alcoholic drink makes use of a juicer to extract the flavours of savoury vegetables like cucumber and celery. It pairs well with fish, Mexican and Japanese flavours.

Ingredients

30ml cucumber juice

30ml celery juice

30ml strong green tea    

15ml fresh lime juice

15ml agave nectar (available at health food stores, or the organic section of your supermarket)

pinch of salt

Method

Combine all ingredients in a container and chill. Serve in a sake or small wine glass, garnish with a celery leaf and a few drops of toasted sesame oil, or hot sauce for a Mexican vibe.