Meet my election day happy hour blueberry-ginger cocktail. It was inspired by a couple of my girlfriends after I told them that I’d create a new cocktail recipe for our election day Zoom happy hour. Thankfully they left the creativity up to me. The only request was that it be something that can go into a martini glass. So here it is!
This dark chocolate cherry martini is like an indulgent milkshake and a cocktail all in one! You actually get a triple delight of chocolate from the chocolate liqueur, white crème de cacao, and shaved dark chocolate rim. Though your favorite feature will likely be the intriguing cherry accent from Bordeaux Maraschino Cherries. They are handpicked Dark Sweet Cherries grown in Oregon—and contain absolutely no artificial ingredients. Plus, they’re so easy to use, making them a great addition to any cocktail, including this delicious drink.
Sure, you can grab a yogurt for some probiotics. But it’s way more fun to reach for one of these cocktails for those gut-friendly bacteria! This drink is inspired by a strawberry daiquiri, yet calorie friendlier. I find it tastier, too, since not overly sweet. What’s in the cocktail? It’s based on rum and includes fresh mint, lime juice, ginger, and strawberries. But the highlight is the sparkling probiotic beverage … Farmhouse Culture Strawberry Hibiscus Gut Punch Sparkling Probiotic Veggie Drink, to be specific, which contains 4 billion probiotic cultures in a bottle. Now that’s a heck of a lot of good bugs! I found the veggie drink at Whole Foods Market, FYI. Cheers! Note: The theme of this...
Need a refreshing poolside, rooftop, patio, or backyard BBQ cocktail? Here you go! It’s basically a super good-for-you green smoothie … but spiked just right! Getting slightly tipsy never tasted so nutritious! It’s perfect for a summer weekend—or simply as an “adults only” accompaniment to Meatless Monday dinner. Healthy sipping! Calories saved: 170 Why it’s better for you: Half the calories; twice the fun!
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 (6 1/2-ounce) drink each There’s no problem meeting fruit servings when you can sip them like this. Rather than making a daiquiri that’s loaded with alcohol and added sugar, this is gently spiked and loaded with seasonal fruit. It’s a perfect 100 calories—and perfect for poolside, a backyard BBQ, or any time you just wanna chill out. Sure, even in the morning, if you like. Move over mimosa! Calories Saved: 140