July 22, 2015 |
This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of AllGoodHealth.net and editorial manager of LEAFtv
There are few things more enjoyable than a refreshing cocktail on a sunny summer day. But as you might know, alcohol and mixed cocktails can include hundreds (sometimes thousands) of empty calories per drink! Empty calories simply means food or drink that has zero nutritional value, they do nothing for our well-being (except maybe give us a little buzz).
Alas, there are ways to add some nutritional value to our libations; besides
the single glass of antioxidant-rich red wine. Introducing the Superfood Pitaya Margarita: Pitaya is the exotic fruit of the cactus plant commonly found in Central America and Southeast Asia, also known as Dragon Fruit. It’s extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamin c, magnesium, fiber, vitamin b and omega-3 fats (from the seeds). All of these nutritional components combined make this fruit an amazing beauty-enhancing ingredient – glowing skin, strong hair and bones.
This unique, nutrient-dense and low-calorie margarita is the perfect accompaniment to your chips and guac this weekend. Not to mention, it’s the most beautiful pink insta-worthy color! Happy summer!
Here’s how you make it:
Ingredients: (serves one)
3 oz silver tequila
Splash of orange juice
Salt & cayenne to rim glass, optional
1. If rimming the glass: first pour 2/3 salt and 1/3 cayenne onto a plate, then slide lime wedge around the rim and turn cup over to dip into salt/cayenne mixture
2. Add everything to your cocktail shaker, but the ice, and shake! (you might need to let the smoothie pack de-frost for a few minutes)
3. Add ice to your glass, pour cocktail mixture over
Note: You can find Pitaya Plus smoothie packs in the freezer section of most grocery stores. If you whip this up, share on insta tagging @gerihirsch and @allgoodhealth!
July 10, 2015 |
Affogato’s and Baileys Original Irish Cream are two of my favorite things so I decided to combine the two by making Baileys Irish Cream Affogato’s. Mmmhmm, that’s right. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream ice cream topped with rich deep espresso. It’s just as good as you’d imagine. Here’s how to make it:
Recipe: Baileys Irish Cream Affogato
You will need:
14 ounces of coconut cream
3/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
Shots of good Espresso
Garnish options: chocolate covered coffee bean, grated chocolate, coconut flakes, fresh mint
June 30, 2015 |
GOOP teamed up with bartender Forrest Hudes to reinvent our favorite classics cocktails and boy do these sound good! From a floral twist on a Sidecar to a surprising beet simple syrup, here are 5 fun Paltrow approved cocktails to try this summer:
1. The Way Back When
2. Moses Supposes
3. The Hank
4. Jitterbug Perfume
5. Dorian Gray
Source & photos: GOOP
February 23, 2015 |
Whether it’s for a planned dinner, unexpected company or an impromptu party, signature cocktails are always a good look. And the thing is, signature cocktails don’t need to be a whole fancy to-do. You can make really beautiful and tasty cocktails with the new Simply Juice Drinks.
These last few weeks I’ve been working with Simply Juice Drinks to celebrate the launch of their latest all-natural flavors made with simple ingredients – Fruit Punch, Tropical and Mixer Berry – and came up with three signature cocktails using the new juice. Negroni? Margarita? Caipirinha? Yes, yes and yesss! Here’s how to make them:
February 19, 2015 |
The Academy Awards are this weekend which is the perfect excuse to invite a few friends over to sip cocktails and judge the red carpet.
The last few years I served champagne cocktails and/or martinis but this season I’m feeling inspired to swirl up some sidecars. The cognac is so smooth and the classic cocktail just feels appropriate for a night of Hollywood glamor. Doesn’t it?
Here’s how to make it:
In a shaker full of ice add:
2 parts Cognac
½ part Orange Liquor
¼ part Lemon Juice
Swirl, pour, garnish with lemon wedge. Cheers!
To watch a video on this recipe head right this way!
p.s. any wagers on best dressed?