3 Healthy(ish) Cocktails to Kick Off the New Year

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Healthy Cocktails

As the new year races toward us at a breakneck pace, those pesky resolution lists we've been putting off are begging for your attention… so have a drink! Here are a few cocktails that will have you feeling positive about getting back into gym and eating healthier in 2018.


Beets are plentiful in a plethora of healthy vitamins and minerals that help keep your bodily systems humming along. They've been linked to promoting liver health, so you can feel good about mitigating the effects of the alcohol on your body. This tasty concoction has a hint of savoriness with the fresh thyme and refreshing mouth feel with a bubbly dose of soda water.


Just Beet it

1 oz Beet juice

4 Grapes

2 sprigs Thyme

.75 oz Lemon juice

.75 oz Simple syrup

2 oz Gin

Soda water

Garnish: beet slice, beet leaf, grapes, thyme sprig


Preparation

Juice beets

Add grapes & thyme to shaker tin and muddle

Add beet juice, lemon juice, simple syrup & gin

Add ice and shake well

Strain into collins glass

Top with soda


Healthy Cocktail Recipes


Kombucha has grown exponentially in popularity in the last couple of years, and for good reason. The”booch” provides your system with much needed probiotics for gut health and is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help kill bad bacteria. This Moscow Mule variation replaces the sugar saturated ginger beer with a ginger infused kombucha. What’s a mule without the copper mug? Here's a beautiful set of two high quality, pure copper mugs that will last a lifetime.


Kombucha Moscow Mule

Juice of half a lime

5 oz ginger kombucha

2 oz vodka


Preparation

Fill a pure copper moscow mule mug with ice

Add lime juice and vodka

Top with kombucha


Healthy Drinks


Coconut sugar is a great alternative to white sugar because of it's less caustic processing that retains the minerals zinc, calcium and potassium. By replacing half the sugar of this classic Brazilian cocktail, the Caipirinha, with coconut sugar, you're doing your body a healthy favor.

 

Coconut Sugar Caipirinha

Half a lime

2 oz cachaça

2 tsp coconut sugar

1 tsp regular sugar

crushed ice

 

Preparation

Build in double old fashioned glass

Cut lime into wedges and add to glass

Add sugar

Muddle

Add cachaça and ice

Stir gently

 

So don't fret, mix up one of these healthy(ish) cocktails and feel good that you're well on your way to making a healthy (sort of) start to the new year! Cheers!

 

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