superfood cocktails that are at least a little healthy
at least we're trying, right?
Published Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM
GLOW-arita No one’s says you can’t get your green juice fix during happy hour. A splash of tequila makes this combo of kale, apple, ginger, cilantro, and coconut water a fun way to drink your vitamins. Bonus: all those nutrients will leave you, well, glowing! Can’t say that about martinis….
carrot orange ginger bourbon cocktail If you’re tired of mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, try this tipple at your next brunch gathering. With vitamin-A rich carrot juice, vitamin-C packed OJ, and fizzy ginger ale, this bourbon-based cocktail just might be the antidote to winter colds. Or at the very least, it will keep you hydrated while you imbibe.
skinny raspberry acai mint spritzer Packed with mint, this drink is reminiscent of a mojito, but it has the added benefit of raspberry-acai juice. And the recipe is super easy to follow, so you can spend more time sipping, less time mixing.
pomegranate moscow mule Any bartender will agree that moscow mules are hot right now, and the addition of pomegranate juice and arils makes this drink a great update on a classic. Take our advice and don’t skip the ginger-lime sugar rim, this special touch will really elevate your cocktail game.
blood orange margaritas If a tropical getaway isn’t in the cards this winter, this drink will help you escape the doldrums, if only for an hour. A mixture of blood orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and tequila comes together for a delightful twist on the traditional margarita. Close your eyes, take a sip, and even your living room will start to feel like Acapulco.
celery cilantro cocktail Looking for a simple ingredient list and an easy way to get your greens? Mix up a pitcher of this celery-cilantro-lime juice cocktail and enjoy a glass (or two) guilt-free. Avoiding alcohol? Skip the vodka and this hydrating mocktail becomes downright saintly.
spiced watermelon cooler A mix of lycopene-packed watermelon and metabolism-revving spices (cayenne and chili) earn this cocktail bragging rights as one of the most virtuous cocktails on the block. Served in a mason jar, this cocktail would make the perfect addition to your next book club or block party.
blueberry lime margaritas With just four ingredients (blueberry simple syrup, lime juice, Grand Marnier, and Tequila), it doesn’t get any easier of more refreshing than this cocktail. And since blueberries are packed with antioxidants, we won’t tell if you consider this a health food.
salty dog cocktail with rosemary Tart grapefruit juice, pungent rosemary, and a salted rim make this cocktail the perfect choice for sipping by the beach (or while dreaming of the beach…). The grapefruit provides plenty of vitamin C and hydration, so it’s a great choice if you’ll be sitting out in the sun.
pineapple mint juleps This drink recipe had us at “mint-pineapple” puree. Don’t be put off by the directions; while a little more complex than some other cocktails, the time spent with your blender will be well worth it. With plenty of vitamins, this tropical-inspired julep will make your happy hour just a little bit more wholesome.
ginger & goji glow Goji berries are one of the most nutritionally-dense foods on the planet (the original superfood, you might say), so you know you’ll be getting serious vitamin bang for your buck with this cocktail. The addition of another unexpected ingredient (pumpkin butter!) only adds to this drink’s allure.
summer berry sangria Three types of juicy berries, sweet moscato wine, and a kick of tequila make this sangria a delicious and relatively healthy choice. Nibble on the sangria-soaked berries at the bottom of your drink and this cocktail becomes a beverage AND a snack.