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4 Green Juice Recipes with A Boozy Fix for a Cleansing Cocktail Hour

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Cleansing Cocktail Hour: 4 Green Juice Recipes with A Boozy Fix

Just when you thought you could separate your disciplined mid-week all-green-everything enthusiastic ways from your weekend dives into debauchery, the two worlds collide. Cocktail bars around the country are jumping on the cold-pressed juice craze bandwagon and are now offering detox-savvy green juice cocktails to their menus, with an exaggerated nod to token green leaf cleansing superstars, such as kale, wheatgrass, and spinach. But you don’t have to take a bus into the city to enjoy a (likely overpriced) concept that you can recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen. The following 4 green juice recipes are indeed cocktails you can kick back with. They're simple-syrup free and each feature green leaf juice or puree that offers incredible health benefits, even while you’re boozing. Enjoy!


1. Pineapple-Basil-Kale Smash

Serves 1


  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, chopped into chunks
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 ½ ounces rye
  • 1/4 ounce kale juice
  • Extra fresh basil leaves and pineapple for garnish


Muddle the pineapple and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker until it is well mashed and resembles a puree. Fill the shaker with ice. Add the rye and kale juice. Shake for about 30 seconds.

Fill a cocktail glass with a few leaves of basil. Strain in the cocktail mixture and top with a pineapple slice.


2. Spinach Margarita

Serves 3


  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cups ice


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Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and slushy in appearance. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses.

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3. Gin and (Green) Juice

Serves 1

  • 2.5 ounces regular homemade green juice (any combination you already love works!)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Lime slice and fresh mint sprig for garnish


Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Serve in a glass and garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of fresh mint.

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4. Cucumber Kale Mule

Serves 1


  • 2 ½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh cucumber/kale juice*
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • Cucumber slices for garnish
  • 3 ounces ginger beer


Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in the vodka and lime juice. Shake well. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with sliced cucumber and fill the remainder of the glass with ginger beer.

*To make the cucumber/kale juice, put a few stalks of kale through the juicer, followed by 1 cucumber. Strain the mixture and then use 1 ½ ounces of it for this recipe.

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