Cocktail of the month: Robin’s New Year’s Antioxidant Cocktail

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Each new year brings a plethora of resolutions about getting healthy via diet and/or exercise. I never, ever keep them, so I no longer bother making resolutions. But you’ll notice all sorts of commercials on tv, the Internet, you name it, that feature healthy eating. Bring on the kale, the celebrity-endorsed diet systems, the gym memberships, right? Nope. But I will concede, that foods rich in antioxidants are not only healthy, but taste good. So in the spirit (pun intended) of good intentions, here’s my take on a cocktail rich in antioxidants that can lessen your guilt…slightly.

This is based on a recipe from sweetpaulmag.com – with my modifications. You can find the original recipe here. Where are the antioxidants? They’re in the blueberries! They also make a gorgeously-colored cocktail.

If you can’t find Peach Punch (Minute Maid makes some), you could try using apple juice, or any type of slightly-sweet juice that suits your palate. Then you taste the fruit, not just sugar.

Also note that you can make up a bunch of the blueberry-infused juice, refrigerate it, and create your cocktail later on. I deliberately created this using frozen blueberries, since fresh blueberries aren’t that prevalent during the winter months.

Robin's New Year's Antioxidant Cocktail
 
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A lovely, fruity cocktail bursting with blueberry (antioxidant) goodness!
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup Peach Punch
  • ½-1 oz. vodka (to taste)
  • ice
  • lemon slice
Instructions
  1. Put blueberries and peach punch in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes, let cool.
  3. Strain liquid into a jar or glass.
  4. Add ice and vodka to a shaker, pour in blueberry liquid. Shake well.
  5. Pour into ice-filled glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

 

 

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