You know you need more fresh veggies in your diet, so let's squeeze a few into cocktail hour, shall we? This gorgeous group of creative concoctions is full of garden-fresh vegetables that go way, way beyond the Bloody Mary.
Green juice is healthy even with vodka in it, right? We think so, and we are downright mesmerized by this recipe from Very Sarie. Look at that green! A twist on the classic gimlet, this lovely libation features celery juice as the main component, backed with fresh cilantro, ginger syrup, and lime juice. And it's all topped off with a bright cucumber-basil infused vodka.
We couldn't pass up this recipe from Green Thumb White Apron because beets in cocktails are just the kind of perfect madness that we adore. If you haven't yet tried a shrub (ie: old-fashioned drinking vinegar), it is a lovely tart-sweet addition to your cocktail routine. And a beet shrub? Come on. The sweet and savory earthiness of those beautiful golden roots is perfect with the tang of the vinegar. And then let's just throw some spicy jalapenos (because why not?), and wash it all down with some vodka. Don't mind if we do!
Nothing quite says 'summer' like a frozen daiquiri. But let's turn those traditional tropical fruit-based concoctions on their heads with this recipe from Stir and Strain. It's a little more savory than sweet, and a lot more green. Cucumber, lime, and the surprising addition of herbal liqueur will definitely do that to a drink. Put a little rum in the mix, and it's like a summer garden party in a glass.
How about an entire garden salad in a glass? With extra virgin olive oil-infused gin. You read that right. But we'll give you a second to re-read, because this recipe from Green Thumb White Apron deserves a dramatic pause. Beyond the incredible gin infusion, you've got a muddling of fresh tomatoes and cucumber, as well as an aromatic assortment of herbs pulled straight from the garden.