Poolside Drinks? Try a Healthy Veggie Cocktail!

by Bob Curley on July 1, 2012

The Bloody Mary is not the only 'healthy' cocktail

Cocktails aren’t typically viewed as a health food, but ever-more-inventive mixologists are creating drinks that feature vegetable juice as a main ingredient.

Today.com reported June 27 that you can celebrate summer with one of these veggie cocktails, created by New York City bars:

Carrot and Cilantro Cooler

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • .75 oz. carrot juice
  • .5 oz. orange
  • .5 oz. agave nectar
  • Pinch of cilantro leaves

Shake and fine strain into a highball glass, then garnish with a carrot disc and cilantro leaf

Beet Blast

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1.25 oz. beetroot juice
  • .25 oz. lemon juice
  • Heavy splash hot sauce

Shake and strain into a martini glass, then garnish with a lemon wheel.

Bloody Maria

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 3 oz. tomato juice
  • Horseradish to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste

Pour ingredients and ice into a pint glass, shake hard and pour back into the glass. Garnish with salt rim and a lime wheel.

Jalapeno Margarita

  • 3 pieces muddled jalapeno (no seeds)
  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • .5 oz. Cointreau
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lime juice

Top with ice and shake, then serve in rocks glass over ice.

R&R

  • 1.5 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 oz. rhubarb purée
  • 2 fresh squeezed lemon segments
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • Dash of rhubarb bitters
  • Splash of sparkling wine

Shake and strain into a martini glass, then float with sparkling wine.

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