Dry-cember

‘Tis the season to let the body and mind detox with an increase of fresh fruit and seasonally inspired beverages. Yes, it is holiday madness, but we can always embrace it with a sprinkle of mindfulness.

With fruit you can create fresh and delicious mock-tails with all the flavour and zest to radiate your palate. From apples, oranges, berries and more fruit is your secret to an abundance of vitamins that improve your physical and mental health.

Your body and brain are a temple so treat them kindly with these three wellness-friendly drinks courtesy of Marie Claire and Lauren’s Latest.

P.S. our body doesn’t need booze to have fun or find calm. Just your smile, a deep breath and healthy fruit will do!

Holiday Mock-tail

Ingredients:

4 cups cranberry juice
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
Ice
Sprite or Sparkling Water
Sugar for glass rims

Directions:

Stir juices and ice together in a large pitcher. Dip edges of glass into sugar. Pour mixture into glasses and serve!


Pear Cinnamon Mock-tail

Ingredients:

1 cup sparkling water
1 Anjou pear
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1 tbsp lemon juice 
1 cinnamon stick 
1 sprig of rosemary 
1/2 tsp coconut sugar 
Ice 

Directions:

Cut pear into thin slices. Muddle 1/4 of the pear in a medium sized glass. Fill glass with ice and add sparkling water, lemon juice, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Stir well and garnish with rosemary, sliced pears and cinnamon stick.


Cranberry Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

3 cups Fresh Cranberries
1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
1 1/2 cups Water
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
4 cups of Ice
2 16 ounce bottles Ginger Beer
1 Lime

Directions:

First, prepare the cranberry concentrate. Pour 2 cups of cranberries, the cranberry juice, water, and brown sugar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes, until the cranberries have bursted. Stir frequently. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the cranberry concentrate. Use a rubber spatula to press as much of the concentrate as possible through the strainer. Then let then concentrate cool. To mix the cranberry Moscow mule, pour the concentrate, lime juice, ice, ginger beer, and vodka into a large container. Gently stir. Add the remaining cranberries and slices of lime to garnish.