Healthy cocktails in place of a cupa Joe in the morning might sound like an oxymoron. Although when you look at the ingredients in these cocktails you might say they are good for you except for the shot of alcohol that is added.
If you don’t drink alcoholic beverages you could eliminate the spirit and increase the amount of juices and waters.
Then just sit back and enjoy a healthy mocktail instead of the usual cup of coffee.
I adapted these two drinks from a list of cocktails on Shape.com. I chose them for the ease in transforming them into a healthy morning drink without alcohol.
Morning Squeeze Cocktail
1 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
3 to 4 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine
Grapefruit wedge to garnish
Pour grapefruit juice and the ginger liqueur into a fluted champagne glass.
Slowly pour the Prosecco over the juice until the glass is almost full.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Makeover Morning Squeeze Mocktail
4 ounces grapefruit juice
4 ounces club soda or sparkling water
slice of fresh ginger
Fresh grapefruit wedges
Pour grapefruit juice into a tall 10 ounce glass. Slowly pour in the club soda.
Add a slice of fresh ginger and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Tropical Juice Cocktail
2 ounces CÎROC (it’s a vodka made from grapes only)
1 ounce coconut water
3/4 ounce pomegranate juice
1 1/2 ounces Champagne
Add the vodka, coconut water, and pomegranate juice in a tall glass.
Stir and then add the Champagne.
Garnish with an orange twist and pomegranate seeds.
Makeover Tropical Juice Mocktail
2 ounces coconut water
4 ounces pomegranate juice
2-3 ounces sparkling water
In a tall 10 ounce glass add coconut water and pomegranate juice.
Stir well and then add sparkling water.
Garnish with orange wedge and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Looking at these recipes it goes without saying that you can add any varying amounts of ingredients based on your personal tastes OR whatever you have available.
Stay healthy with a fresh juice drink and enjoy the day!