Healthy-ish Summer Cocktails

We’ve been on a bit of a health kick around here, but, as you might know, we also like to get a little boozy from time to time. Almost every time I drink a fresh juice or a Kombucha, I think to myself.. “This would be good with some booze in it” (don’t judge me) So this week we thought we would actually put the idea to the test and give it a try. I mean, sure, would it be healthier just to drink a juice by iteself? Maybe. But if we go down that line of reasoning we will all just be drinking ice water the end of this and is that what we really want to be doing on this glorious Friday? I think not.

 

The first recipe is for a Moscow Mule, but with ginger kombucha instead of ginger beer!

Fill that lovely copper mug with ice

pour in 1.5 oz Vodka

Squeeze in the juice of half of a lime

Pour the Ginger Kombucha till it just reaches the top of the ice

Mix her up and Viola!

I like mine extra lime-y so add more lime if you’d like!

What are the health benefits of Kombucha, you ask? Well the easy answer is probiotics. They are really helpful for digestion and detoxification (which is a nice little boost when you are drinking the booze!)

Kombucha Cocktail

Kombucha Cocktail

Kombucha Cocktail

Our second healthy cocktail recipe is, how do I say this, VERY green. And if something is green, its healthy…thats how the world works. I don’t make the rules.

This one features a cold pressed green juice (ours was from Trader Joes, but any green juice that includes a fruit, like apple, will work. If you get a juice without a fruit juice in it you will have more of a Bloody Mary situation on your hands, which, now that I say it, I’m open to trying..)

Combine the following ingredients over ice & give it a good shake down:

1.5 oz Tequila

.75 oz Orange Liquor or Triple Sec

1.25 Oz Green Juice

Juice from 1/2 a lime

Grab a glass and rub a lime around the edge, then rub that rim in some salt i (I sprinkle a good layer of salt on a plate then put the lime-y rim in the salt). Add ice to the top of the glass & pour the mixed beverage over the ice.

Top with a splash of club soda and a lime wedge for garnish.

Drink up!

 

And now for Jill’s Juice Wisdom… (not really.. I just learned this.)

If you are anything like me, you might be wondering, why is juice healthy? I always thought there was too much sugar for it to be healthy, but after learning more about it, there are actually a lot of benefits to drinking juice (just make sure it is fresh and cold-pressed!). Freshly pressed juices add phytonutrients (things that help prevent disease and keep your body working properly) to your diet, plus you are getting the vitamins and nutrients of those plants without the fiber (which gives your body a little digestive break). You are also able to get way more of those nutrients since it would be hard to physically eat, say, 6 apples in a sitting. Thats all I really know about juice, but If you are still reading this, you should get 5 gold stars! Hooray for you!

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