Red Tornado Mocktail

Added to Recipes on Mon 07/19/2010

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.

This mocktail recipe is courtesy of Rouge Tomate Restaurant.