A different kind of detox…

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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.

Double Standard

  • 2 oz Tanqueray No. 10
  • 1 oz Averna Amaro
  • 1 oz Spiced Beet Maple Syrup
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lemon

Combine all ingredients in a beaker. Stir. Fine strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Stir again. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Spiced Beet Maple Syrup

  • Two medium sized beets – peeled and cut into slices, then fourths
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan with a cup of water. Let simmer for four hours, adding more water when necessary. Pour into a blender and liquify. Fine strain into an airtight container.

The maple and brown sugar doesn’t leave a sweet sugary taste at all. The syrup relieves some of the earthy notes in beets and adds a bit of complexity.