VIVA XXXII Tequila has put together some cocktail recipes that are so healthy you won’t need to participate in dry January.
Ingredients include crickets, goji berries, garbanzo beans, beets, aloe, turmeric, and more. Give them a mix!
Shake to the Beet
Tequila is already one of the healthier spirits, being made from the agave plant. VIVA XXXII pairs perfectly with beet juice because of its health qualities, such as lowering blood pressure, being a good source of potassium, liver support, improvement in exercise stamina, etc. The ginger ingredient aids digestion, removes excess gas, improves bone health, and more. This cocktail can also double down as a Mexican Mule over ice topped off with ginger beer.
- 1 1/2 oz. VIVA XXXII Joven
- 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Beet Juice
- 3/4 oz. Ginger Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with sprig of thyme.
A take on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned, “The Chirp” has been modified with some interesting flavor profiles. Using an aged spirit will give the cocktail body and the right bitters will really make this cocktail shine, such as the spicy coffee chocolate bitters paired with a woody cricket tincture. Not only are crickets environmentally stable, but they also contain 65% protein, omegas 3 and 6, and are high in calcium and vitamin B12.
- 2 oz. VIVA XXXII Reposado
- 1/4 oz. Agave Syrup
- 4 dashes Coffee Cubeb, Cocoa Nibs, Hot Pepper Bitters
- 4 dashes Dry Roasted Cricket Tincture
- Lemon Peel, for Garnish
Preparation: Combine all ingredients and stir. Strain into double rocks glass over ice. Garnish with expressed lemon peel.
I Don’t Carrot All
The idea behind this cocktail is a healthy Carrot Tequila Collins spiced up with turmeric powder. A great brunch cocktail with plenty of health benefits, the turmeric powder in “I Don’t Carrot All” helps fight inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, improves liver function, and aids digestion. The benefits of carrot juice are vitamins C, D, E and K, and it has minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
- 2 oz. VIVA XXXII Reposado Tequila
- 1 oz. Carrot Juice
- 3/4 oz. Turmeric Simple Syrup*
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- Crushed Ice and Soda Water, to Top
- Basil Leaf Garnish
Preparation: Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a Collins glass. Top with soda water and crushed ice. Garnish with basil leaf.
The Superfood Sour
A healthy take on a tequila sour, “The Superfood Sour” combines aloe and goji berries, and takes it a step further by using unsalted garbanzo bean water instead of using traditional egg white (vegan friendly!). Goji berries promote healthy skin, stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver, boost fertility, improve immune function, and more.
- 1 1/2 oz. Goji Berry Infused VIVA XXXII Joven
- 1 oz. Unsalted Garbanzo Been Water
- 1/2 oz. Chareau Aloe Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Preparation: Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain back into tin. Dry shake. Strain into Martini glass. Garnish with goji berries.