Fresh Fruit Cocktails

I love a good homemade cocktail, I often opt for having drinks at home before going out to ensure that I get a tasty drink with some added health benefits, while avoiding high prices and lots of added sugars. I like to use lots of lemon and lime plus freshly juiced fruits and veggies for added nutrients. 

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Carrot orange margarita

For this recipe you will have leftover juice, you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. 

-4 large carrots

-2 large oranges

-2 limes

-1 oz tequila 

-water

-ice

-fresh carrots, rosemary and lime slices for garnish (optional)

Directions 

In a juicer, juice carrots, limes and oranges. Fill a glass jar with ice, tequila, 1/2 cup juice mix and water. Stir well and garnish with fresh carrot sticks, rosemary and lime slices. 

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Watermelon Lime Refresher

-1/2 cup fresh watermelon juice

-juice of 1/2 lime + slices for garnish

-1 oz organic vodka

-water

-ice

-fresh thyme for garnish (optional)

Directions

Fill a 16oz mason jar with with ice, add watermelon juice, lime juice and vodka. Fill the remainder of the jar with water and stir well. Garnish with thyme and lime slices. 

 

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Grapefruit Cucumber Refresher

-1 large grapefruit 

-1 large cucumber

-2 limes

-5 strawberries 

-1/4 cup kombucha or water

-1 oz organic ginger infused vodka 

-ice

Directions

Peel grapefruit, cucumber and limes. In a juicer, juice grapefruit, cucumber, limes and strawberries. Fill a 16 oz mason jar with ice, vodka and kombucha or water. Fill remainder of the jar with juice mixture and stir well. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh basil (optional)

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Strawberry Mint margarita 

-5 strawberries 

-juice of 1 lime

-1 oz tequila 

-water

-1 tsp maple syrup or honey

-ice 

directions 

Muddle strawberries in the bottom of a glass mason jar. Fill jar with ice, lime juice, tequila, maple syrup and water. Stir well and enjoy!

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Pomegranate Lime

1/4 cup pomegranate juice

juice of 1/2 lime

1/4 cup sparkling water 

1 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds

2 sprigs rosemary

1 oz organic vodka

Ice

 

Cinnamon Pear

1/4 cup pear juice + slices for garnish

1/2 lemon (juiced)

1 cinnamon stick

1/4 cup  sparkling water 

1 oz organic vodka or bourbon 

1 spring rosemary 

Ice

 

Blood Orange Turmeric Lime

1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice 

1 small blood orange (sliced for garnish)

1/2 inch piece turmeric (juiced)

1/4 cup sparkling water

Juice of 1 small lime

1 oz organic vodka or tequila

Ice