A different kind of detox…


This drink is not only healthy for the body and soul but an excellent way to feel refreshed. It combines all of the powerful vitamins, minerals and botanicals to help you rejuvenate. Alcohol is a diuretic and as a result people lose a lot of vitamins as well as nutrients during a night out. The first nutrients to leave the body are vitamins B6 and C. Pineapple is the perfect balance of tart-sweetness that is naturally full of vitamin C and B6.

Watercress has more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than an orange, and more iron than spinach. As if that isn’t impressive enough it is a better source of magnesium, manganese, zinc and potassium than apples, broccoli and tomatoes combined.

Ginger is used as a headache and stomach ache remedy over the world. So whether it is a Friday Happy Hour, Saturday at last call, or one of those lazy Sunday’s where you never change out of your cozy sweats, this little detox will do your body a whole lot of good.

  • 1.5 oz Tanqueray 10
  • .5 oz  Canton Ginger Liquor
  • 3 oz Pineapple-Cucumber puree
  • Ginger Beer

Combine all ingredients except ginger beer into a shaker. Shake well, pour over ice into a rocks glass. Top with ginger beer and a lime wedge.

Pineapple – Cucumber Puree

  •  Juice from one lime
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup seeded chilled cucumber
  • ¼ cup chopped watercress

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well. Store in an airtight container.

Bitter Sweet



I love a nice cold Guinness from the moment it hits my mouth. Guinness has a full-bodied, bitter, rich and creamy taste that never disappears. The problem is after two Guinness’s I am ready for a nap. This cocktail is on the lighter side. The Nocino and macadamia nut bring out the natural nutty malted flavors in Guinness while the blackberries are a perfect combination of a fresh berry taste without being overly sweet.

    • Guinness
    • 1 oz Amaro Nocino Liqueur
    • 3 oz blackberry nector
    • 1 barspoons of Macadamia Nut Honey

Combine honey and blackberry nectar in the bottom of a shaker. Stir until honey is diluted. Add Nocino – shake, pour over chilled collins glass filled with ice. Top with Guinness – stir. Garnish with blackberries.

Blackberry Nectar

Wash a basket of berries, put them in a blender, blend until smooth and fine strain out any seeds.

Macadamia Nut Honey can be found online at http://www.bigislandbees.com or at Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland.