2 Healthy (Well, Healthier) Cocktail Recipes

Heading to drinks with the girls is all fun and games until you realize you’ve just downed the equivalent of a processed candy bar (or 5) in liquid form.  Thankfully, though, with the help of liquid chef Kim Haasarud (she’s a founder of Liquid Architecture and author of 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks) you can whip up these healthy (okay, healthier) cocktails for a happy hour that can remain nothing short of happy, well-after the last sip has been taken.

Black & Blue Mojito

1.5 oz 10 Cane rum
1 oz lime juice
3 blackberries
10 blueberries
10 mint leaves
Splash of club soda
Sweetener, to taste

In a tall collins glass, muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and sweetener.  Add the rum. Top with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with mint sprig and berry.

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Strawberry Smash

1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Dragonfruit
4 lemon quarters
1 oz cranberry juice
2 strawberries
Sweetener, to taste

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In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the lemon quarters, cranberry juice and sweetener. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry and basil.

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