3 Fresh Juice Cocktails for Healthier Drinking

Three weeks into the new year, and we’re still in detox mode. But, you know, a reasonable detox that involves plenty of good drinks–just smarter ones. We’re talking healthy cocktails that utilize fresh, vitamin-packed fruits, vegetables and roots like carrots, beets and turmeric. That way we can start our morning (evening, we mean evening…) with a stiff drink while feeling good about our life choices.

So here are three healthy juice-based cocktails from New York bar, The Garret East. Each is packed with a full portion of booze, sure, but also sporting a dose of vitality via some nutrient dense ingredients. Swing by to drink them on site, or try your hand at making these at home by following the recipes below.

Detroit Dancehall

Detroit Dancehall

1.5 oz Rhum Barbancourt Blanc
.5 oz Rhum Barbancourt 3 Star
1 oz beet juice
.5 oz almond orgeat
.5 oz lime juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake. Serve neat in a juice glass with a half vinegar salt rim.


Tapped Roots cocktail

Tapped Roots

1.5 oz Medley Bros Bourbon
1.5 oz carrot juice
.5 oz lemon juice
.25 oz smoked maple syrup
1-2 tarragon leaves in the shaker
1 dash habanero bitters

Shake and serve in a juice glass with a small rim of vinegar salt.


Donkey Horse cocktail

Donkey Horse

1 oz Blanco tequila
1 oz Tumeric-infused Dolin Blanc
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz Little Jumbo Ginger Brew
.25 oz Salmiakki Dala Scandinavian Fernet

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain in a Collins glass over crushed or pebbled ice. Garnish with raw ginger.

Written by Kevin Gray

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