The season of holiday parties and celebrations is nearly upon us. We kick off with Thanksgiving feasting this week, and though some dishes are quite nutritious many are loaded with calories, sugar, and fat. The comfort foods we all crave at Thanksgiving don’t fit with a clean eating routine, but there are ways to stay healthier without missing out on the celebrations. These clean cocktail recipes from Carillon Miami Beach’s new healthier happy hour Mind.Body.Spirits menu strikes the perfect balance of festive and fit so spa-goers can cheers and keep up their wellness lifestyle.
Greek Terrain: Each ingredient in this green and mighty cocktail carries several health benefits—FOS Mastiha liquor offers antibacterial support for healthy digestion, wheat grass helps remove toxins from the blood and liver, and ginger for its antioxidants, vitamins, and superfood benefits. All mixed together, this refreshing blend will quench your thirst while doing good for your body.
- 1 oz FOS Mastiha
- 1 oz Fresh Wheat Grass
- ¼ oz Fresh Ginger Juice
- ¼ oz Lemon juice
Steps: Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice, and strain into shot glass.
The Florist: This calming, refreshing floral cocktail is blended with Botanist Gin crafted from eight botanicals and 22 foraged flowers from Islay. It is mixed with Boiron Kalamansi, a unique floral citrus juice from the Philippines that supports detoxing the colon, and lavender bitters, which eases emotional stress and nervous tension.
- 1 ½ oz Botanist Gin
- ½ oz Grand Poppy Liqueur
- ¾ oz Boiron Kalamansi
- ½ oz Orange Blossom Honey
- 3 drops of Lavender Bitters
- Soda (to fill glass)
Steps: Combine first four ingredients in a shaker, and shake with ice. Strain into highball glass with ice. Top with Soda and garnish with a dehydrated lime peel.
Pumpkin Power: This pure and fresh cocktail crafted with a USDA Certified Organic Spirit, Crop Pumpkin. Featuring Fruit Lab Hops Liqueur, this blend is bursting with spicy and citrus flavors sourced from California hop flowers. It has the added boost of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, carotenoids, and polyphenols from Boiron blood oranges.
- 1 oz Crop Organic Pumpkin
- 1 oz Fruit Lab Hops Liqueur
- 1 oz Boiron Blood Orange
Steps: Combine ingredients into shaker and shake well with ice. Strain into rocks glass with ice cube.