"Honey, I have to make a cocktail! It's for the blog! That means it's for WORK!"
I am clearly a juicing fan, but lately I have gotten a little more creative. When I'm in search of a tasty cocktail at home, I try not to add sugars or even simple syrup, because I am attempting to avoid sugar additives.
So, last time I was jonesin' for a drink, I went all natural. I popped two green apples in my Breville Juicer and ended up with an amazing and naturally sweet base for my cocktail! I just added whiskey, ice, and a bourbon marinated cherry, and it was a simple and delicious drink.
Not to mention that, as you're imbibing in an alcoholic beverage, you are also replacing some of the vitamins you naturally lose through that... er... process. What's not to love?
Juiced Apple & Whiskey Cocktail
- 2 apples [I used green, but any will do]
- 1.5 oz whiskey
- Optional bourbon marinated cherry for garnish
- Fill a short glass with ice.
- Using a juicer, juice two apples. [If you don't have a juicer, you can still make juice! Just blend the apples up in a vitamix or high powered blender and then use a strainer with cheesecloth (or an extremely fine strainer) to remove the pulp.]
- Combine apple juice with 1.5 oz whiskey.
- Garnish as you wish! [I used a bourbon marinated cherry, but you could also use something like apple slices or a dash of cinnamon.]
Note: If you're looking for a juicer, here's the model I have from Breville. This one is also available by the same company, and it is significantly cheaper (almost half price) and I have heard good things!
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What have you done creatively with cocktails lately?
Any other tips for fun drinks using a juicer?