“These cocktails rely on sweet and juicy flavors, so it’s challenging to transform that into something healthy. I find that using fresh ingredients with all natural sugars helps to keep happy hour guilt free.”
Lava Colada: A healthy take on a piña colada.
1.5oz Pickled Pineapple Purée (fresh pineapple, agave, sherry vinegar, fennel seeds, thyme, dill, anise, pink peppercorns, black peppercorns, caraway
1oz Cocchi Americano
0.75oz Coconut Milk
Hawaiian Black Lava Salt
Shake with ice. Strain into coup glass. Garnish with Hawaiian Black Lava Salt
Importance of Being Ernest: A healthy take on Strawberry Daiquiri.
1.5oz Pineau des Charentes
1.75oz Orleans Herbal
0.75oz Velvet Falernum
0.5oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice. Strain into highball glass. Top with ice. Garnish with fresh basil leaf.
Mint Condition: A healthy take on an Apple Martini.
2oz Fresh Green Apple Juice
1oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1oz Fino Sherry
5 leaves Fresh Mint
1 pinch Kosher Salt
Muddle mint leaves with apple juice. Add additional ingredients. Stir with ice. Strain into coupe. Garnish with 2 mint leaves.
For more great cocktail secrets, see this post on healthy drink swaps.