Garden Variety Margarita

The Wayland in NYC is a favorite bar of the {Healthy} Cooking Camp girls.  I mean how can you not love a spot that puts kale juice in one of their cocktails?  So we were especially thrilled to see the Garden Variety Margarita recipe featured on Saveur.com!  Cheers!

This spicy ginger kick and the subtle, unmistakably grassy sweetness of kale elevates this vegetal variation on the margarita, from the New York City bar The Wayland.

The Garden Variety Margarita

Garden Variety Margarita
Servings: 1
Time: a few minutes

  • 1 cup ginger juice (see note)
  • ½ cup kale juice (see note)
  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. agave nectar
  • Salt, for rimming the glass

Directions

Rim a rocks glass with salt, set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in ½ oz. ginger-kale juice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake well, and pour over ice into your salt-rimmed glass.

Note: Fresh ginger and kale juices are available for takeaway at some juice bars. To make kale juice at home, wash, stem, and roughly chop kale, and liquefy in a blender at high speed, straining out solids if desired. To make ginger juice at home, finely grate knobs of peeled ginger over cheesecloth; squeeze cheesecloth to strain out ginger juice.

This recipe was originally posted on Saveur.com - go ahead and check them out!

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Whats a Birthday Celebration Without a Cocktail?

Quinn here again…I just want you to know that I feel so incredibly grateful to have all of you as part of my food-fam.  Whatever glass you have nearest (even if it’s full of water, tea or a smoothie), I want you to raise it up…

Here’s to a mother-freaking awesome year ahead.  Cheers to all of us being together on this journey towards loving our bodies unconditionally, taking excellent care of ourselves and the people we love by cooking amazing food and having a a shit-ton of fun along the way!   Here’s to living every day like it’s your birthday.  Cheers, my friend!

And on that note, this is what I’ll be sipping this weekend as I celebrate….


Bubbly Mojito
Serves 1

  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ½ cup soda water
  • 3-4 mint leaves, torn
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar

Directions

Put everything in a glass (or cocktail shaker) and mix well.

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{Healthy} Holiday Cocktail: Sparkly Sagey Cider

Have you been drinking more cocktails than usual?  We’ve been drinking a few more cocktails than usual.  The good news is, that you can get your buzz on without totally flooding your body with toxins. Tweet that!

This is one of our favorite holiday cocktail recipes.  It’s fragrant, fizzy and most importantly, fool proof!

Grab the recipe below, but watch the video featuring our failed attempt to teach you how to properly open a bottle of champagne.  It’s a guaranteed laugh.

What are your favorite holiday cocktails?  Share some ideas in the comments below!

Sparkly Sagey Cider
Servings: 1
Time: 10 seconds!

  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup Proseco or Champagne
  • 1 sage leaf, torn
  • 1/2 a slice of lemon

Directions

Pour everything in a glass and sip in style!

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