Mocktail Drink Recipes

Added to Recipes on Thu 04/22/2010

Red Tornado

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.

 

Ingredients

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

 

Directions

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.