We know, we know, when you’re in the mood to enjoy a cocktail, ways to add vegetables is probably the last thing on your mind, but hear us out. Vegetables can be a delicious way to keep things fresh when you’re looking for a beverage that isn’t too sweet. Cucumbers are great to make a drink more refreshing, and a little bit of jalapeno pepper can add the perfect kick. Grab some ice and a shaker, round up your friends, and serve these veggie-filled cocktails at your next summer gathering.
Skinny Spicy Margarita
This spicy margarita by Mary’s Whole Life uses fresh, clean ingredients to create a delicious cocktail perfect for sipping by the pool. Honey simple syrup provides a wonderfully sweet complement to hot jalapenos while a twist of lime keeps that classic margarita flavor.
Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet
Fresh and fruity combine in this updated take on a classic drink by Gastronom Cocktails. Blueberries muddled with cucumber and lime make for a stunning purple color, which topped with a sprig of mint creates a cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.
Carrot Juice Bloody Mary
There’s nothing wrong with the classic Bloody Mary per se, but we’d be lying if we said it doesn’t make us feel a bit like we’re drinking pasta sauce. In this cocktail by Paleo Gluten Free Guy, tomato juice is replaced by carrot juice for a slight sweetness and a lighter flavor.