Here Are 5 Veggie-Inspired Cocktails For You

basil and apple drink

It doesn’t get as better as being able to combine booze and nutrition in a single drink. In the constantly evolving world of mixology, it is no surprise that like fruits, vegetables have also entered the arena to provide a refreshing and health-conscious approach to our boozy indulgences. In this article, we will explore five enticing cocktail recipes that incorporate vegetable juice as the primary ingredient.

Spicy Carrot Margarita

The Spicy Carrot Margarita is a medley of sweetness, heat and tanginess brought about by carrot juice and jalapenos.

To create the cocktail, you will need:

60 ml silver tequila
30 ml fresh carrot juice
15 ml triple sec
15 ml agave syrup
Jalapeno slices (to taste)
Lime wedge for garnish
Salt (for rimming)

To prepare the drink:

Combine the tequila, fresh carrot juice, triple sec, agave syrup, and jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a glass rimmed with salt. Complete the drink by garnishing it with a lime wedge.

Cucumber Basil Smash

cucumber basil smash

A herbaceous delight in a glass, the Cucumber Basil Smash brings a cool, refreshing and earthy flavour profile that is perfect for warm evenings.

To create the cocktail, you will need:

60 ml gin
30 ml fresh lime juice
30 ml simple syrup
4-5 cucumber slices
Fresh basil leaves
Ice cubes

To prepare the drink:

Add the cucumber slices and basil leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle them to release their flavours. Then, add gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and ice to the mixture, and shake well. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of basil.

Beetroot Berry Bliss

The Beetroot and Berry Bliss cocktail boasts a vibrant colour that combines the fruity flavour of the berries and the earthiness of the beetroot.

To create the cocktail, you will need:

60 ml vodka
30 ml beetroot juice
15 ml elderflower liqueur
Mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries and raspberries)
Soda water
Ice cubes

To prepare the drink:

In a glass, muddle all the mixed berries. Then, add vodka, beetroot juice and elderflower liqueur. Fill the glass with ice and stir the mixture. Top off the cocktail with soda water and garnish with a skewer of mixed berries.

Bloody Mary

bloody mary

The Bloody Mary is an old favourite that packs in a punch if you are craving a bold flavour. The tomato juice provides a rich base for the cocktail, while the Worcestershire sauce and spices add depth. 

To create the cocktail, you will need:

60 ml vodka
120 ml tomato juice
15 ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Celery salt and black pepper (to taste)
Celery stalk and cherry tomatoes for garnish
Ice cubes

To prepare the drink:

In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper and ice, and shake the ingredients well. Then, strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Complete the drink with a garnishing of celery stalk and cherry tomatoes.  

Kale Pineapple Cooler

A tropical and nutrient-packed cocktail, the Kale Pineapple Cooler will dazzle you with its vibrant green hue and subtle earthiness.

To create the cocktail, you will need:

60 ml white rum
30 ml kale juice
15 ml coconut cream
30 ml pineapple juice
15 ml lime juice
Pineapple wedge for garnishing
Ice cubes

To prepare the drink:

In a blender, combine the kale juice, white rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice and lime juice, and blend until you arrive at a smooth mixture. Pour the drink into a glass filled with ice and serve it with a wedge of pineapple. 

These veggie-inspired cocktails are proof of the constant innovation and endless possibilities in the world of mixology. Go ahead and give these delightful recipes a shot.

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