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Here are The 3 Anti-inflammatory and Nourishing Mocktails


Would you believe me if I told you that you could actually improve your health with the drinks that you consume?? Yeah I know, pretty unreal. AND! Yours truly just so happens to be a board-certified performance dietitian who also used to be a bartender and overall mixologist wannabe lol! It was the time that I made, from scratch, my first and only bitters. It is a tincture comprised of a variety of herbs, plant roots, berries and seeds – boiled, then rested, then boiled again and strained. The entire process takes about a month or so. But what you are left with is essentially a “tea” liquor, which is rich in unique antioxidants.



So while we talk about these snazzy, trendy and simply fun little mocktails, it is important to note that these babies have the potential to pack an extra potent punch of health if and when you choose to do it right. Essential oils, fresh herbs, fresh-squeezed fruit juices with whole fruits, a simple (or not) soda water with a garnish and VOILA. You have the perfect day sipper that you (really should) get 5-6 ideally for your health.




A drink I can have 6 of? Sure, why wouldn’t I want that?! The answer is – you know you do!! Here are 3 Anti-inflammatory Mocktails that are optimized for YOUR health!!!



Number One: Berries & Peaches

Ingredients:

  • Mint

  • Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and/or strawberries

  • Canned peaches (canned in water or drained and rinsed), you can also use fresh when they’re available!

  • Ice

  • ½ fresh lemon for squeezing

  • Lavender rock salt

  • Soda water with any flavor of your choosing


How to make the drink:

  1. Place one scoop of ice into a partially salted cocktail glass

  2. Placing the mint leaves with their topsides touching each other, rub the mint leaves together to activate the mint spores until fragrant. Place in your glass

  3. Squeeze ½ lemon into the glass using a citrus press or your hands

  4. Top with soda water

  5. Garnish with berries and peach slices



Number Two: Basil Bash

Ingredients:

  • Sweet basil

  • 1 Lemon, cut in half for fresh squeezing

  • 100% pure stevia or pure monk fruit powder

  • Water or sparkling water for dilution


How to make the drink:

  1. Build drink into a mixing glass with 1 scoop of ice. Seal top of mixing glass and shake vigorously to puce the ingredients.

  2. Strain all ingredients into a cocktail serving glass top with ½ scoop ice and water or soda water

  3. Garnish with a basil sprig and enjoy!!



Number 3: Quite Contrary Rosemary

Ingredients:

  • 2 stems rosemary

  • Tonic water

  • 2-3 drops high quality Rosemary essential oil

  • 2-3 slices of a blood orange, navel orange or mandarin

  • Liquid stevia or monk fruit to sweeten

How to make the drink:

  1. In a serving glass, such as a brandy snifter or tall glass, combine the ice, tonic water, essential oil, and liquid sweetener.

  2. Activate your rosemary’s oil dispersion by gently rubbing your stems of rosemary together. Do this until fragrant!

  3. Garnish glass with rosemary stems partially immerged in the glass and orange slices either in the glass or around the rim.

HACK: if you do not have a liquid sweetener, you can use a powdered sweetener if you mix and shake all of the ingredients first without ice and then with ice and then transfer to a serving glass.



Well there you have it! 3 anti-inflammatory mocktails that are great for health. They include vitamins, antioxidants and are a great way to stay hydrated for the season! Now get out there and sip pretty. 😉

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