Sure you learned to like tofu and rice milk. You eat vegetarian more than you ever thought possible when you were younger and scarfing down burgers. You exercise, buy organic bananas, search ingredient labels for corn syrup. The healthy lifestyle that started out as a challenge is now, for the most part, a pleasure. (Yoga instructors can be cute, right?) So when it’s time to unwind with friends and have an evening with a few adult beverages, do you need to toss your health consciousness to the organic winds? Certainly not! Going green doesn’t get much more enjoyable than Organic, Shaken and Stirred: Hip Highballs, Modern Martinis, and Other Totally Green Cocktails by Paul Abercrombie.
For some eco friendly bar tending, Organic Shaken and Stirred offers up a bevy of mixed drink concoctions. Give your margarita an eco twist with organic fruit purees and juices, even organic tequila (yes, it’s available!) for a Saffron Margarita. Or how about a summery Watermelon Aguafresca (page 66) featuring organic watermelon juice, organic rum, even organic basil? I’d love to serve the Purple Basil Gimlet (page 107) or some Spiked Blueberry-Thyme Lemonade. Heck, with beverages like this every organic Tom, Dick and Sally is going to be lined up at your door come a Friday night, highball glass in hand!
So raise a glass and give a toast to life organic style! Three cheers for Green Mojitos!
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