3 TOTALLY OFF-THE-WALL COCKTAILS YOU NEED TO TRY
The secret behind these delicious adult beverages? Surprising mixers that are surprisingly good for you
They’re cozy, they’re delightfully tasty, and they’re definitely the most unique cocktails you’ll mix this season. Say “cheers!” to the brilliant folks at KAYCO (www.kayco.com), who came up with a trio of toast-worthy mixed drinks starring today’s trendiest beverages – watermelon juice and beet juice.
Wait – did we just say watermelon juice and beet juice? Well, consider today’s unquenchable consumer demand for clean, healthy, and flavorful new refreshment options. Wonder Melon and Beetology have become the “it” drinks when it comes to 100% all-natural superfoods. And they’re flying off the shelves.
Available in a selection of tantalizing varieties, these juice-powered beverages tickle everyone’s taste buds while delivering a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re sensational “straight up” or with ice. So why not push the envelope into cocktail territory?
This holiday season, go ahead and punch up your craft cocktail menu with the Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch, raise a glass (and eyebrows) with the Whiskey Beet Cocktail, or warm up a nippy night with the Beetology Berry Sangria. See recipes below.
All Beetology and Wonder Melon products are cold-pressed, 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. They are non-soy, non-dairy, and certified kosher, and contain no preservatives, additives, sweeteners, artificial colors, or flavors.
Check out WonderMelonjuice.com and Beetology.com for store locators and additional product information.
Cheers – To your health!
Beetology Berry Sangria
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 orange, sliced
1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
½ cup brandy, rum, vodka (optional)
1 (8.75 oz.) bottle Beetology (Beet + Berry, Beet + Cherry, or Beet + Tropical Fruit recommended)
1 bottle red wine
Unflavored club soda or seltzer
Fresh thyme to garnish (optional)
Add the blackberries, orange slices, and pomegranate arils to a large pitcher. Add the brandy/rum/or vodka (optional) and Beetology juice and gently muddle to extract the flavors of the fruit into the juice and alcohol.
Pour the red wine into the pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, fill a glass ¾-way full with sangria. Top off each glass with bubbly water, if desired. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
Whiskey Beet Cocktail
¼ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
¼ cup fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. simple syrup (or honey)
4 oz. Beetology Beet+Ginger+Honey Juice
4 oz. Whiskey
Muddle the pomegranate arils, cranberries, simple syrup (or honey), and beet juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add whiskey to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake well.
Fill two Old Fashioned glasses with ice and strain the chilled cocktail into each glass, dividing equally between the two.
Top each drink with tonic water. Serve garnished with sliced lemon and additional fresh cranberries and pomegranate arils, if desired.
Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch
½ cup vodka
1 lime, juiced
2 cups Wonder Melon, Lemon-Cayenne flavor
1 cup lemon sparkling water
4 cinnamon sticks
Lime and lemon slices
Combine the vodka, lime juice, and Wonder Melon in a pitcher.
Divide between 4 glasses and top each glass with 2 ounces of sparkling water.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, lemon, and lime slices.