This drink is rich with health benefits. The basil has magnesium, which lowers your blood pressure. The tangerine is full of vitamin C. The pineapple juice contains bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that reduces inflammation. The apple juice can improve lung function. Additionally, the beets provide powerful antioxidant protection thanks to a vital nutrient called betacyanin.
2 large leaves of basil
1 1/4 oz of beet juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz apple juice
3 oz tangerine
Muddle basil; add ice and all the juices. Shake vigorously and pour over ice or in a martini glass. Garnish with fresh basil.
Alcohol option:1 1/2 oz vodka, which is less than the 2 oz standard, does not interfere with the flavors of the juices and has less calories.