Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mom’s Secret to Perfect Cocktails

Mom's Secret to Perfect Cocktails
My Mother is an inspiration for natural foods and clean eating.  She instilled in her children the practice of creating recipes with minimal additives.  For Mother’s Day, she asked that we all come home to spend the day with her and we all enjoyed sushi with her famous mixed drinks. Since I’ve been spoiled with my mother’s bright, crisp cocktails, I’m always disappointed when I go out and pay $12 for a drink only to find it tastes heavy or thick.  How does Mom always get her drinks so perfect?

Secret #1:  Tonic Water

To quote my mother, grocery store tonic water is “garbage.”  Most brands contain ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup or saccharin.   However, my mom makes her drinks without these unhealthy ingredients.  Her tonic water of choice is Fever Tree, which uses small specialist suppliers to obtain natural ingredients of the highest quality.   Fever-Tree continually wins taste awards and is the tonic water chosen by most top restaurants in the world. Their Naturally Light Indian Tonic Water is spectacular and provides the ultimate Gin and Tonic experience.

Hendricks and Fever Tree G&T


  • 1 part Hendrick’s Gin
  •  2 parts Fever Tree Naturally Light Indian Tonic Water
  • Cucumber spears


  1. In chilled glass, pour gin over ice and,mix well
  2. Add tonic water, mix lightly
  3. Garnish with cucumber

Natural G&T

Secret #2:  Sweet & Sour Mix 

Did you know that the drinks you order out might not be vegan?  Daily’s Sweet and Sour Drink Mix contains nonfat milk solids.  Other popular brands contain yellow food coloring, artificial flavors, and of course, high fructose corn syrup.  Want a better option? Try Ripe BarJuice’s Agave Lemon Sour.  Its ingredients:  water, fresh pressed lemon juice, organic agave nectar.  That’s it.  With a mixer this natural it’s no wonder Mom’s Vodka Collins taste so fresh!

BarJuice & Grey Goose Vodka Collins


  • 1 part Ripe BarJuice Agave Lemon Sour Mix
  • 1 part Grey Goose Vodka
  • 2 parts club soda
  •  Lime wedges


  1. Shake sour mix and vodka with ice and strain into chilled glass filled with ice.
  2. Add club soda, mix lightly
  3.  Garnish with lime

Organic Vodka Collins
As we’ve said before quality food starts with quality ingredients!  The taste of these cocktails speaks for itself.

Nutrition Facts:
Nutrition Facts: Natural G&T

Nutrition Facts: Organic Vodka Collins

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