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.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup Peach Punch
- ½-1 oz. vodka (to taste)
- lemon slice
- Put blueberries and peach punch in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 5 minutes, let cool.
- Strain liquid into a jar or glass.
- Add ice and vodka to a shaker, pour in blueberry liquid. Shake well.
- Pour into ice-filled glass. Garnish with lemon slice.