Cocktails From "The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Drinking"

Light as a Lily 

Jasmine tea is typically composed of jasmine flowers brewed with green tea, so you get the antioxidant catechins of the tea alongside mood-lifting & nerve-calming effects of the flower. Elderflower liqueur provides sweetness & elderflowers lower blood sugar so the liqueur cancels itself out a bit. Elderflower is also helpful for respiratory issues & is antiseptic enough to be used as a mouthwash. 

Ingredients

  • Petals of 2 edible flowers
  • 2 ounces strongly brewed jasmine tea
  • 2 ounces new Western gin
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together

Tiger's Eye

Cacao contains magnesium, sulfate, zinc & bitters curb sugar cravings, soothe gas & bloating, relieve heartburn, encourage digestive enzymes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 orange peel, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Shake all ingredients except orange peel in a shake with ice
  2. Strain into a champagne saucer and, if desired
  3. Flame the orange peel over the top

So Bloody Lovely (Mocktail)

Ginger improves the healing time of wounds & is used in face serums to promote collagen production. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese – also contain the B vitamin folate which helps reduce risk of birth defects. Lime in the ginger beer provides flavonoids to keep skin shiny & reduce body odor

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces fresh beet juice
  • 5 ounces Lava Sparks Ginger Beer
  • 1 slice ginger for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice & add the beet juice & ginger beer. Stir briefly to combine & garnish with ginger slice.