Monday, October 29, 2007

The Liquid Muse Detox Diet

If you think my cleanse is liquor-free, you are sooo very mistaken. The Liquid Muse "Sustainable Sips" cocktail presentations in Seattle drew inspiration from Method Home eco-friendly cleaning products.

During their month-long promotion, Method encouraged detox-ing the home by throwing out cleaning products made with unhealthy chemicals, and replacing them with their eco-friendly line.

The Liquid Muse “Sustainable Sips” class focuses on using organic or “all natural” spirits, mixers, herbs, fruits and vegetables to create luscious libations which take the “toxic” out of “intoxication!”

I created four drinks to complement a stylish, sustainable lifestyle using cucumber, grapefruit, lavender, almond and mint to share with all the ladies who attended the classes.

Just as the ladies chucked out the Ajax and other chemical-based cleaning products, I also encouraged them to toss out the bottled sweet-n-sour and Rudolph nose-colored maraschino cherries. These holiday drinks are perfect for eco- and organic- minded party animals!

Cherry Almond Champagne Cocktail

3/4 ounce Casal Dos Jordoes Tawny Port (made from organically-grown grapes)
3 or 4 ounces Can Vendrell Cava Brut Reserva (made from organically-grown grapes)

2 teaspoon organic sugar

4-5 drops organic almond extract

1 sour cherry

Sugar-rim a chilled champagne flute by rubbing rim with a lime, then dipping into sugar. Pour one teaspoon of sugar into bottom of flute, then add almond extract. Drop in sour cherry. Gently pour in port, then top with cava.

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Method Mojito

1 heaping tablespoon organic cucumber
1 heaping tablespoon of diced organic lime
1 heaping teaspoon organic Agave nectar
6-7 torn mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces Square One Organic Vodka
All natural Fever Tree sparkling bitter lemon soda

Muddle cucumber, Agave nectar and mint leaves in tall glass. Pour in vodka. Top with soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint or lime wheel.

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Lavender Grapefruit Martini

1 1/2 ounces Square One Organic Vodka
1 heaping teaspoon organic lavender-honey

2 ounces freshly squeezed organic grapefruit juice

1 dash Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters*

1/2 ounce freshly squeezed organic lime juice

1 organic edible flower

Pour honey into mixing glass, add vodka. Stir until honey dissolves. Add grapefruit juice, lime juice, bitters and ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower or lime wheel. *bitters are optional

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“Green” Harvest Sangria
organic figs, pears, apples, red grapes
Square One organic vodka

Organic pear nectar

organic chardonnay

Finely chop figs, pears, apples and grapes. Put into bowl or Tupperware container and add a half-inch of each pear nectar and vodka. Let marinate several hours. When ready to serve, spoon one tablespoon of fruit mixture into each glass, and top with Bonterra. Garnish with pear slice or fig on the rim of the glass.

1 comment:

Chubbypanda said...

Detox with alcohol. I like it! =)