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Healthful Drinking

Good For You Tequila Cocktails You’ll Find on The East End

Looking to imbibe healthily? Seeking a cocktail that’s tasty but not too sweet, refreshing and for sure, not hangover producing? Easy to make at home but still available at a favorite watering hole? Look no further than hand-crafted silky-smooth VIVA XXXII Tequila. New to the Hamptons this is a superior premium spirit but it’s priced to indulge at $40 (www.viva32.com/welcome). Get ready to mix it up in an array of healthy cocktails made with fresh from the Farmer’s Market ingredients. Stop by Surf Lodge, Gurney’s Beach Club, Scarpetta Beach or Ruschmeyer’s, they have at least one of the three varietials, Joven, Reposado, and Extra Añejo, of VIVA XXXII behind the bar and they’re standing by to craft these good for you drinks. But don’t forget, as you down one of these healthy concoctions, hoist one to our four-legged friends, VIVA XXXII is giving back 10% of net proceeds to prevent animal abuse.

 

I don’t Carrot At All

Bring out your inner bunny with this Carrot Juice Tequila combo.

Spice up a healthy Carrot Tequila Collins with a dash of turmeric powder. Perfect for brunch, this cocktail has plenty of health benefits: the turmeric powder in “I Don’t Carrot All” helps fight inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, improves liver function, and aids digestion. Plus, carrot juice contains vitamins C, D E and K, and has minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Brings out your inner bunny!

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 oz VIVA XXXII Reposado Tequila
• 1 oz Carrot Juice
• 3/4 oz Turmeric Simple Syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder)
• 3/4 oz Lemon Juice

DIRECTIONS:

• Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake
• Pour into a Collins glass
• Top with Soda Water
• Top with Crushed Ice
• Garnish with Basil Leaf

 

The Superfood Sour

Superfood Sour a bounty of healthy benefits in one frothy, frosty drink.

Aloe and goji berries make this cocktail a deliciously healthy take on a Tequila Sour. Step up your health benefits with vegan friendly unsalted garbanzo bean water instead of traditional egg white to get that frothy effect that makes this Superfood Sour not only delicious but lovely to look at too. Adding sweet-tart Goji berries gives this drink some significant anti-oxidant benefits as it enhances the complexion, stabilizes blood sugar, detoxes the liver, boosts fertility, improves immune function…wow, just about turns back the hands of time.

INGREDIENTS:

· 1 1/2 oz Goji Berry Infused VIVA XXXII Joven
· 1 oz Unsalted Garbanzo Been Water
· 1/2 oz Chareau Aloe Liqueur
· 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
· 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

DIRECTIONS:

· Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice
· Strain back into tin
· Dry Shake
· Strain into Martini Glass
· Garnish with Goji Berries

 

Burning Desire

Try Burning Desire topped with a hot pepper this cocktail will surely set the night on fire. Find it out East or make at home with VIVA XXX11 Tequila

Being distilled from 100% Blue Agave makes VIVA XXXII Joven Tequila one of the healthier spirits to imbibe. This spirit’s clear, clean taste with notes of agave nectar, roasted bell peppers, warm butter and pink peppercorns suggests herbal spice with just a touch of sweetness. A just a little bit spicy counterpoint to Homemade Pomegranate Grenadine, it makes for a light, smooth cocktail. Plus Grapefruit juices up the immune system so a splash of citrus liqueur is a welcome boost.

INGREDIENTS:

· 1 1/2 oz of VIVA XXXII Joven
· 1 oz Homemade Pomegranate Grenadine
· 3/4 oz Orange Grapefruit Liqueur
· 1/2 oz Habanero Tincture

DIRECTIONS:

· Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake
· Strain into a Coupe Glass
· Garnish with a Habanero pepper

 

The Chirp

Crickets anyone (insert question mark) Good for you cocktail with a trending new protein source. Try The Chirp. At local hot spots including Surf Lodge

INGREDIENTS:

· 2 oz VIVA XXXII Reposado
· 1/4 oz Agave Syrup
· 4 Dashes Coffee Cubeb, Cocoa Nib, Hot Pepper Bitters
· 4 Dashes Dry Roasted Cricket Tincture

DIRECTIONS:

· Combine all ingredients and stir
· Strain into double rocks glass over ice
· Garnished with Expressed Lemon Peel

A take on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned, The Chirp has been modified with some eye-opening flavor profiles. Using an aged spirit like VIVAXXXII Reposado gives the cocktail body and the right bitters breathe a sexy life in this cocktail, try the spicy coffee chocolate bitters paired with a woody cricket tincture. Not only are crickets environmentally stable, but they also contain 65% protein, Omegas 3 and 6, and are high in calcium and vitamin B12. BTW, crickets are currently the hot foodie trend, so this is certainly one cool way to try them out.

 

Shake To The Beet

Shake To The Beet Farmer's Market fresh cocktail from VIVA XXX11 Tequila

INGREDIENTS:

· 1 1/2 oz of VIVA XXXII Joven
· 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Beet juice
· 3/4 oz Ginger Syrup
· 1/2 oz Lime Juice
· 1/4 Simple Syrup

DIRECTIONS:

· Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake
· Strain into a Nick and Nora Glass
· Garnish with Sprig of Thyme

Perfectly paired with VIVA XXX Joven, beet juice can help lower blood pressure, is a good source of potassium, offers liver support, and even improves exercise stamina. What more could you want from a healthy cocktail? Plus, the ginger ingredient aids digestion and improves bone health. Double down with this one, it works as a Mexican Mule too – pour over ice and top off with ginger beer.

 

By Lori Zelenko

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