With the coming weeks of revelry, you may be able to raise a glass with your family, friends and colleagues… I don’t feel happy in the morning. But smoking doesn’t have to be overindulgence! Here are my three personal seasonal cocktail recipes, including seasonal products, aromas, herbs and spices that are rich in antioxidants. They don’t need a blender with added sugar, cream or artificial ingredients. They like to sip (which helps slow down your drinking rate). You can have one for each recipe, but you can double or reduce it by four times if you need to. Cheers!
1 little Fuji apple
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
1 gun black rum
4 ounces 100% pure cider
One quarter teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Slice apple vertically to create a crosscutting slice. Stir together the lemon juice, maple syrup and cinnamon. Brush with mixture of 9 apple slices and bake at 350 ° F in baking in the oven heating, until become soft, sparkling. Combine rum, cider and ginger with ice cubes. Insert the baked apple slices into the glass.
Apple wine contains five times more antioxidants than clear cider. Apple slices provide some fiber. Both cinnamon and ginger are excellent sources of anti-inflammatory compounds that promote metabolism and help regulate blood sugar.
Pomegranate rosemary martini
A shot of vodka
A quarter cup 100% pomegranate juice
1 TBSP. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 TBSP. water
1 TBSP. Fresh pomegranate arils
1 fresh rosemary
Combine vodka, juice and water. Add mixture and cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Pour in martini glass and garnish with onion and rosemary.
Pomegranate and pomegranate juice have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and a healthy dose of antioxidants. Arils provides some extra fiber and protein. Rosemary has been shown to help support immunity, circulation and digestion. Like pomegranate, it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Blood orange, green tea and basil margarita
1 shot tequila
4 ounces unsweetened, freshly brewed green tea, refrigerated
A quarter cup freshly squeezed orange juice
A quarter of fresh organic lime
Passion from organic lime
3 fresh basil leaves
1 piece of blood orange
Combine tequila, green tea and juice. Add mixture and cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Add the ice cubes to the margarita glass and pour into the tequila mixture. Stir in the warm and decorated basil leaves, and on the edge of the glass with blood orange slices.
In addition to supporting immunity and serving as a major antioxidant, vitamin C in blood oranges and lime helps your body burn fat more efficiently. Basil contains antioxidants, in addition to anti-inflammatory substances and manganese, which help support bone and skin health.