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Healthy Cocktails to Start the New Year

New Year, new opportunity to do a few things differently this time around. That’s assuming you want to, of course. If you really nailed 2016 or otherwise have things figured out, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’d like to make a few positive changes in the healthy drinking department, we’re here to help with a trio of healthy cocktails to kick-start your 2017. Incorporating inflammation-fighting super foods like turmeric along with vitamin-packed carrots, green juice and wheatgrass, you can hardly afford to not drink them.

lunar eclipse cocktail with turmeric

LUNAR ECLIPSE
By Matt Ragan, Victor Tangos, Dallas

2 oz turmeric-infused vodka*
1 oz carrot juice
.75 oz honey
.75 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with a celery stick. *Turmeric-infused vodka: Combine 1 stick chopped turmeric and 750 ml vodka, and let infuse for 24 hours, or longer if needed. Strain.

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absolut grass is greener recipe

GRASS IS GREENER

1.5 oz Absolut Citron
1 oz fresh wheatgrass juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz agave nectar
2-3 mint leaves

Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a short rocks glass with no ice. Garnish with a sliced watermelon radish.

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green machine cocktail

GREEN MACHINE

1.25 oz Tanqueray No. TEN
3 oz green juice

Blend assorted greens with apple and lemon to create juice. Fine strain green juice into glass, add Tanqueray No. TEN and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Written by CE Staff

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