POST-GAMING MORNING MOCKTAIL MEAL

A detoxifying and replenishing “hair of the dog” remedy for your bloody-awful hangover

This antioxidant-rich, liver-loving concoction provides a delicious antidote to alcohol’s toxic effects.  Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which, among it’s many benefits, helps the liver eliminate toxins.  Lemon juice and zest are both high in the liver-cleansing antioxidant Vitamin C.  Lemon juice also aids in soothing the digestive upset that usually accompanies a hangover by alkalizing alcohol’s acidic effects.  Turmeric and ginger are both potent anti-inflammatories and ginger has anti-nausea properties as well – both needed after a night of over-indulging.  Bitters of any kind have detoxifying effects and add a nice flavor layer to any beverage.  Horseradish has detoxing benefits and adds a nice and much needed eye-opening zing!

The garnish is chock-full of nutrients as well and provides protein which is key to re-balancing your tipsy blood sugar.

INGREDIENTS:
4-6 ounces organic tomato juice, best packaged in a bottle
A dash of your favorite hot sauce or to taste
A grind of freshly-ground black pepper
1 t fresh lemon zest 
1 t fresh lemon juice or to taste
1/2 t fresh ginger, grated
1/2 t fresh or powdered turmeric
3 dashes of organic celery bitters (optional)
1 t horseradish or to taste

GARNISH:
1 stalk organic celery, peeled
lemon wedge
On a skewer, alternate the following:
3 green olives
3 organic grape tomatoes
3 grilled shrimp

METHOD:
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice.  Garnish with celery and lemon wedge and lay skewer on top of glass.  Bottoms up!!  Your liver will thank you…

Shake Your Mocktail Feather

This alcohol-free version of it’s big sister The Hummingbird will satisfy your taste buds on every level
Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:
1 small lime, juiced (reserve rind for riming glass)
organic sugar for rimming glass
2 thyme sprigs 
1 T simple syrup infused with thyme
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
grapefruit bitters (optional)
mineral water
ice


GARNISH:
1 fresh thyme sprig


METHOD:
Rub glass with juiced lime rind and rim with sugar.  Muddle thyme sprig and lime juice in bottom of glass.  Add ice, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, bitters and mineral water to fill glass and stir.  Garnish with thyme sprig.

MOCKTAIL MAMA

Mocktail Mama
Instead of reaching for the nearest wine bottle the next time you feel stressed, chill out with this delightfully aromatic and delicious stress-busting and hormone-balancing mocktail instead.

INGREDIENTS:

1 rosemary sprig

1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled

ice

Mineral water, chilled

Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

GARNISH:

1 rosemary sprig

1 tsp pomegranate seeds

METHOD:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig.  Add grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake.  Fill 1 large goblet with ice and strain liquid into glass.  Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste.  Garnish with rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.

Cheers!!

Minty Mocktail Mojito

Minty Mocktail Mojito
So refreshing and delicious you won’t miss the booze!  This zippy little “faux cocktail” 
will not only refresh and revive you but sneak in a little fat burning as well.  Now that’s 
what I call a Happy Hour!! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:
monk fruit granules for rimming glass (optional)
4 raspberries 
4 fresh mint leaves
ice
1 fresh grapefruit, juiced and chilled, reserve rind for rimming glass
grapefruit bitters, to taste (organic, unsweetened – available online) – optional
1 ounce simple syrup
2-4 ounces sparkling mineral water, chilled


GARNISH:
2 raspberries
1 fresh mint sprig


METHOD:
Rub glass with grapefruit rind and rim with monk fruit granules .  Combine berries, mint
and simple syrup in bottom of glass and muddle for 1minute to infuse
flavors.  Fill with ice and add grapefruit juice, bitters and top with mineral
water and stir.  Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and 2 floating
raspberries.

The New Old Fashion

A “mock twist” on an old favorite

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 small lemon, juiced

1 t honey

2 dashes orange bitters

ice

2 ounces ginger beer or ginger kombucha

GARNISH:

1 orange peel

METHOD:

Muddle lemon juice, honey and bitters in the bottom of a glass.  Add ice and ginger beverage and stir.  Garnish with orange peel.