We have all heard that we should eat our vegetables, but why not drink them too?
Veggie juices are common now in smoothies, adding their healthy vitamins and antioxidants. And there are a ton of veggie juice blends you can buy bottled with everything from kale to carrots to broccoli. But what about other drinks?
I love adding fresh vegetable juices to citrusy drinks like lemon- or limeades, sparkling water, and cocktails too!
Recently I shook up a Honey Carrot Collins to serve at my #SippingSocial presentation at the National Restaurant Association’s BAR show. It incorporated fresh pressed carrot juice mixed with gin, honey, and fresh lemon, finished with a splash of soda. The ingredients are all trending in cocktails right now – it was a huge hit! Visit www.LiquidKitchen.com for the recipe!
Honey Carrot Collins – yes please!
The fresh pressed carrot juice makes the color of this cocktail amazing!
Or how about deep red beet juice added to your favorite margarita with a little splash of orange and a dash of hot sauce too. It’s d’lish!
Homemade lemonades are delicious as well with the addition of kale or celery juice and some fresh basil for an herbalicious and veggie twist.
So think outside of the glass with some fun veggie juice drink experimentation this summer. The markets are brimming with inspiration for your next happy hour! –Kathy