Okay, we get it… not that exciting. But Vitamin C is super important; it’s an antioxidant and it is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
We’re not always the best at eating our fruits and veggies, but we are the best at drinking our cocktails. We decided that today we’d combine our love for booze with a little Vitamin C so we’d be able to celebrate the “holiday,” get our daily dose of Vitamin C for once and still enjoy a great drink at the same time. Try one (or all) of these cocktails.
Organic Ginger-Orange Cocktail
We thought we’d start you off nice and easy with the most well-known source of Vitamin C: the orange. You can always go the easy route and just make a mimosa, but we think this Organic Orange-Ginger cocktail is the bee’s knees.
- Using a cocktail shaker, add a couple shavings of fresh ginger
- Add 3/4 oz. sake and 2 oz. rye bourbon
- Add 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
- Add a dash of simple syrup, some ice, and shake well.
- Serve in a bucket glass and top it off with ginger beer.
- Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy.
Red Bell Pepper Cocktail
You think this sounds weird. That’s okay, we know. Red bell peppers are an amazing source of Vitamin C and we guarantee that if you give this Red Bell Pepper cocktail a shot, you’re going to be really surprised – in a good way.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 4-6 thin slices of red bell peppers, 6-8 basil leaves, and 2-2 1/2 oz. any type of citrus juice (just choose your favorite). When you’re done, let it sit for a minute or two.
- Fill the shaker with ice and then add 2-2 1/2 oz. rum and almost a capful of vanilla extract. Shake it up.
- Pour into a cold glass and add some ice.
- Top it off with club soda and prepare to be amazed.
Kiwi Blueberry Mojito
Kiwis and blueberries are both great sources of Vitamin C, so you get a double whammy when you make this Kiwi Blueberry Mojito.
- Place 6 kiwis (peeled and cut in half or quartered) in a small food processor with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice. Pulse until you have a course puree.
- Mix the kiwi puree with 1 to 1 1/2 cups of rum.
- Gently crush 6 oz. of blueberries using a muddler.
- Pour the kiwi puree into a pitcher, add a layer of ice, add about 4 oz. of mint leaves and kiwi slices (from 4 kiwis).
- Add a few more ice cubes, and then add the crushed blueberries, a few more mint leaves and 6 oz. of whole blueberries. Top off with 1 1/2-2 cups of sparkling water and mix gently.
- Taste and add more rum, sparking water, or sugar if needed.
Where will you be getting your Vitamin C today? Hopefully from one of these cocktails.