Today marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement which began in 1970, and it only seems right to pay tribute to the hippies who made it all happen! To celebrate Earth Day 2015, we have pulled a few cocktail recipes out of the ground that incorporate some of the best ingredients mother nature has to offer. So take a stroll through the park on your way home, smell the roses, and release the hippie within. Give a shout out to the planet, and perhaps recycle the few bottles you may empty while making these delightful cocktails.
The Cure All
2 ounces beet juice
3 ounces blended Scotch
1 ½ ounces lemon juice, from two lemons
2 ounces Domain de Conton ginger liqueur
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add beet juice, Scotch, lemon juice, and ginger liqueur. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain evenly into two coupe glasses and serve. Recipe found via seriouseats.com.
The Lavender Bee’s Knees
¼ cup hot water
1 teaspoon dried lavender blossoms
¼ cup ORGANIC honey
6 tablespoons gin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Mix hot water and dried lavender blossoms in bowl. Let steep 5 minutes. Whisk in ¼ cup honey. Strain into another bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the honey syrup, gin, and lemon juice; strain into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Recipe found via bonappetit.com.