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Antioxidants and Alcohol: The Health Conscious Cocktail Trend

I guess you can tell the health movement is taking off when organic booze and veggie purées are the main ingredients in trendy new cocktails. Restaurants (and not just vegan ones) and bars in New York and LA are concocting mixed drinks where sugary syrups are substituted with organic fruit purées, making a "healthier" cocktail for the healthy consumer. It has been suggested that substituting puréed kiwi for simple syrup does have significant benefits. Kiwi is loaded with vitamin C and would provide fiber as well.

When it comes down to it though, a cocktail could never be really guilt free or without consequence since they still contain alcohol. Combining puréed organic lemon tomatoes infused with cilantro vodka will still provide a buzz and possibly a hangover depending on how many you drink, no matter the antioxidant count. After all organic rum is still rum.

This healthy cocktail trend certainly interests me. Take the green trend, mix in equal parts organic movement, add a splash of the health conscious living, shake or stir in your martini shaker proving and then we can have our organic cucumbers and drink them too.


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WolfLy WolfLy 8 years
This is what I'm talking about! Mixing antioxidants with alchohol actually increases the effects of the antioxidant. I've been reading up on this and found a great recipe using a drink called Purple. They've got a Purple Mojo that looks yummy... and it's healthy. How cool is that! (and pretty too!)
d_ford d_ford 9 years
This is definitely better than drinking those super sugary sweet drinks. I found a new drink that is similar to this. It's a gin & tonic but it has fresh mint and cucumber in it, instead of other flavourings. It's super yummy and doesn't give you a headache after a few.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
This sounds pretty yum to me!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
This sounds pretty yum to me!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
Fit: I want that drink pictured for my signature drink! Perfect color and reflects my healthy lifestyle. Any ideas what it is?
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