Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Toast Mother Nature!

In honor of Earth Day, here are a couple of recipes from The Liquid Muse Sustainable Sips(R) eco-friendly cocktail program. Eco-Tip: Save water - drink naked so you don't have to do laundry!

Detox America Cocktail
(c) 2008 Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse
pinch freshly grated ginger
1/2 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce raw sugar simple syrup
2 ounces organic pomegranate juice
1 1/2 ounces Bluecoat gin
3/4 ounce Veev acai liqueur

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Grate a little extra fresh ginger over the top of the cocktail, if desired. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Earthy Margarita Martini
(c) 2008 Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse
1 slice jalapeno
3/4 ounce 4 Copas agave nectar
3/4 ounce lime juice
11/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 1/2 ounces 4 Copas organic tequila
course sea salt

Rub half of a martini glass rim with lime, and dip that half into course sea salt. Set aside. Muddle jalapeno, lime juice and agave nectar in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add lime and grapefruit juices and tequila. Shake well and gently strain into glass.

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