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7 Organic Cocktail Recipes

7 Organic Cocktail Recipes

Drink green with these organic cocktail recipes made with eco-friendly spirits.

Botanical Lemon Drop

2 oz. Square One Botanical Vodka

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. organic agave nectar

1/2 bar spoon of Absinthe

Pour absinthe into a chilled cocktail glass, swirl to coat the glass and shake out excess. Pour all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake hard and strain.  Garnish with lemon twist.

Eco Mojito

2 ounces VeeV Acai Spirit

3/4 ounces agave nectar

4 lime wedges

6 mint leaves

Club soda

Tear mint leaves and drop into shaker. Shake all ingredients with ice and transfer into a rock glass. Top with club soda and stir well.

Mountain Blueberry 14

3 ounces of Vodka 14

2 ounces of organic blueberry nectar

Splash of organic balsamic vinegar

Squeeze of fresh organic lime juice

Grind of black pepper

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini or cosmo glass.

 
Wicked Dirty Martini 14

3 ounces of Vodka 14 with ice.

1 tablespoon of olive brine

Black pepper

Pimento stuffed olive

Shake vodka with ice. Add up to a tablespoon of olive brine, to taste, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a generous skewer of pimento stuffed olives and finish with a generous coarse grind of fresh black pepper.

Bluecoat Tom Collins

2 ounces Bluecoat American Dry Gin
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
3 ounce club soda
1 slice orange

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the Bluecoat, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add the club soda. Stir and garnish with the orange slice.

4 Copas Organic Margarita

2 oz. 4 Copas Organic Blanco Tequila

1.5 oz. Organic Lime Juice

1 oz. Organic 4 Copas Blue Agave Nectar

Splash of club soda

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Fill glass with ice strain the mixture over fresh ice, garnish with lime and serve.

Strawberry Basil Spritzer

2 oz. Square One Organic Vodka

3 strawberries

2 basil leaves

1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. agave nectar

Club soda

Muddle strawberries and basil in a mixing glass.  Add other ingredients except club soda. Shake briefly with ice.  Strain into tall Collins glass filled with ice and layered with a few slices of strawberry and basil chiffonade.  Top with club soda.  Serve with a straw. (Credit: Allison Evanow)

(Remember there are also Organic Wines!  A favorite of Leesa’s is Vida Organica Malbec from Argentina found at www.WholeFoods.com)

Diana Vilibert is a freelance lifestyle, dating, and sex writer living in New York City. You can also find her at www.diana-vilibert.com
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