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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

Ingredients:

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)

Instructions:

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

Ingredients:

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
Ice
Tonic water
Instructions:

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

Ingredients:

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
Instructions:

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.

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Imbibe with your tribe

Kafina Organic Elixir has modified several popular holiday drinks with a plant-based “vegan” and well being twist to create a healthy alternative for you to have and serve. We have included an egg-less Eggnog to sip while trimming the tree, a delicious Espresso Martini for a festive before the dinner drink and a twist to a White Russian for sipping by the fire. Available: www.kafinaenergy.com Price: 8-Pack $25; 32-Pack $92

Kafina Vegan Eggnog or the Egg(less)nog (Makes 4-6 Drinks)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cans of 15 ounces of Coconut Milk
  • 1 Bottle of Kafina Energy Elixir
  • 2 Ounces of Rum
  • 1/2 Cup of water
  • 6 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Directions:

  • Blend ingredients and chill for an hour.
  • Pour into your favorite holiday glasses.
  • Finish off with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a sprig of rosemary or other garnish.

Kafina Expresso Martini Topped

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces of Vodka
  • 1/2 Ounce of Kafina Energy Elixir
  • 1/2 Ounce of Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 Ounce of Coffee
  • 1 Ounce of Espresso

Topper:

  • 3 Coffee Beans

Directions:

  • Add ingredients in a martini shaker with ice and shake.
  • Use the shaker strainer and pout into a martini glass.
  • Take the three beans and place them in the middle of the drink!
  • Voila!

The Kafina Vegan White Russian

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Ounce of Vodka
  • 1/2 Ounce of Kafina Energy Elixir
  • 1/2 Ounce of Kahlua Liquor or other Vegan Coffee Liquor
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Milk

Topper:

  • 1 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice for Topping

Directions:

  • Shake Coconut Milk in a separate glass or jar. Set aside.
  • Shake the Vodka, Kafina, Kahlua in a martini glass and pour over ice.
  • Pour the Coconut Milk into the glass and let it meld into the liquor and elixir.
  • Top with Pumpkin Spice.

NOTE: Kahlua is vegan friendly except for the following products: Kahlua Drinks to Go and Ready-to-Drink, which contain milk proteins ok for vegetarians not vegans. Kahlúa Drinks-to-Go (DTGs) and the Kahlúa Ready-to-Drink (RTDs) contain milk proteins. Kahlua Especial and Mocha ARE vegan.

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Mighty Sesame Squeezable Tahini

Recently, a food journalist/influencer wrote about Mighty Sesame Tahini Dressings in squeezable bottles. The verdict: “I was ecstatic,” said the hummus lover enthusiastically. “Tahini you don’t have to mix is a game-changer.”

That got the people at The Mighty Sesame Company thinking. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, squeezable tahini is an MVP when it comes to making any party easier, tastier, and healthier. After all, unlike other brands, Mighty Sesame doesn’t separate, so it’s always perfectly blended and ready to use. No mixing, no stirring, no problem!

American foodies know there’s a tahini revolution afoot. The creamy, decadent condiment usually takes center stage in Middle Eastern dishes like hummus and falafel. But in fact, it’s perfectly at home in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

We recently spoke to Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, authors of the popular cookbook Tahini and Turmeric, and asked why tahini is such a great ingredient to work with? They told us, “One of the things we love the most about tahini, besides its incredibly addicting nutty flavor, is its versatility. It can be used in sweet and savory applications. Besides using it to make hummus, tahini is great in salad dressings, as a sauce for sandwiches or tacos, or simply spread over toast with your favorite jam or date syrup!

Tahini also adds fabulous flavor to cookies, cakes, shakes, bars, mousses, and even granola. The possibilities are endless!” (Cohen and Fox are the authors of Tahini & Turmeric, 101Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan and Founders of the Blog Mayihavethatrecipe.com).

And that’s where Mighty Sesame comes into play at your Super Bowl party. This year, kick off the fun with tahini dips like Sweet ‘n Sour Tahini sauce served with crunchy cauliflower , then score with halftime soups and salads such as Cucumber salad with Miso-Tahini dressing, Marinated entrees like Fish Tacos with Tahini and Siracha, or Chicken Breast Baguette Hero sandwich drizzled with Tahini are sure to be tahini touchdowns. Extra points, of course, for tahini-based desserts like Tahini-walnut brownies or Tahini cookies.

Best of all, tahini is a superfood. Made from one ingredient, 100% roasted sesame seeds, Mighty Sesame Tahini is loaded with plant-based protein, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. All varieties (Original fine and Whole seed) are, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, and halal.

Find squeezable tahini and other Mighty Sesame products at Walmart, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and other retail outlets. They are distributed by Kayco, the top purveyor of kosher foods in America.

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