Celebrate the Holiday with Cocktails that Are Healthy! Paleta Potables to the Rescue!
For this holiday weekend, we have several cocktails to present that use the Paleta Potables— juice-based cocktail mixers!
Paleta is not a new brand to this site. I have been talking about Paleta and it’s great products (packaged & delivered meals and cold-pressed juices) for a few years. What I love about Paleta are the rich flavors and fabulous textures of the juices and foods that the brand presents.
But wait– there’s more! Given that this is a 2 day holiday weekend, people have been planning parties and events for weeks. That typically means that the holiday brings with it additional calories and excess sugar, fats and alcohol that is imbibed in the course of the holiday. Instead of dealing with hangovers– and the increased caloric intake, check out Paleta Potables are a smarter choice for you!
Here’s what Chef Kelly Boyer says on the Paleta.com website:
THE MORNING AFTER.
Did you know those sugary mixers from days gone by actually contribute to that rocking headache the next morning? Replace those old school sugary and syrupy drink mixers with our 100% organic, cold-pressed potions. You’ll be sure to fit into that little black dress or fashionable narrow cut suit all year round! PALETA POTABLES also perform double duty. You’ll pleasure your palate by pouring any of our easy recipes for a variety of creative cocktails by just adding the liquor. Then, quench your thirst by enjoying our elixirs sans alcohol for a refreshing start the next morning. They’ll leave you feeling hydrated, refreshed and because they are chock full of nutrients you will actually feel better! We’ll leave the hair of the dog option up to you.
3-4 oz of the Agave Maria
1 oz blanco tequila over ice (Alacran would be lovely!)
Shake well and pour over ice
Sprinkle chopped cilantro on the top of the mix
Garnish with stuffed jalapenos.
Want a quick and easy version?
Savor a trip to Mexico by using this tomato-based mixer with an icy cold cerveza.
Blend 3-4 oz of this mix with
1 oz. Spiced Rum (Sailor Jerry is a terrific choice)
1 oz. Coconut Cream
Fresh pineapple (or frozen pineapple)
1 lime cut into quarters: 1 quarter to rim the glass, the other 3/4 lime
for the blender.
Pour all into a blender and let it run to thoroughly combine the flavors.
Put ice in a tall glass and pour blender contents into the glass
Include a skewer of pineapple chunks as garnish and 2 straws!
Shake with ice, vanilla vodka (try Pinnacle Vanilla or Whipped Cream Vodka! )
Strain into a martini glass for a seasonal sweet and sour Cosmo.
Finish with a fresh squeeze of lime.
4 oz Prickly Pear Cosmo Elixir
1 oz vanilla vodka
splash of triple sec
squeeze of lime juice
Shake with crushed ice
Pour into martini glass
Garnish with orange peel or twist
Prickly Pear AKA Cactus Margarita — is a riff off the previous Prickly Pear recipe.
Add in a great silver tequila (Alacran is a great option)
1 oz. cranberry juice,
1 oz. orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
4 oz. parts Prickly Pear Elixir
Shake well with ice
Strain and pour into rocks glass filled with ice!
If you can’t find Paleta Potables near you, then these recipes (and more to come in future posts) will be waiting for you to get them so
that you can mix up these great cocktails!!
Price: $54-$60 for a 3-pack, Available at PALETA.com
Looking for a water that will help rebalance your system alongside the Paleta Potables the morning after? Check out this really great artesian alkaline water that’s sourced out of a New Zealand aquifer:1907Water
1907Water: New Zealand’s Artesian + Alkaline Water!
This is a newer brand out of New Zealand. It’s a unique because it is sourced 680 feet deep at the foot of New Zealand’s Kaimanawa Ranges, resulting in pure, uncontaminated water — with the perfect balance of alkalinity. It’s smooth, flavorful and with a lower mineral content that one expects from a naturally sourced water!
True artesian source
Confined aquifer, 680 feet deep
Soft, smooth taste
Bottled at the source in New Zealand
This water is smooth as silk and goes down oh so easily. I had a chance to test drive this water and the box of 12 bottles vanished quickly! I had to stash a couple in my drawer because everyone loved this water. I even went to Whole Foods and bought another case and that vanished just as quickly. Everyone commented on how much better they felt after a bottle or 2 of this water. Not surprised, I felt better too and I didn’t get that 3 PM slump either!
Available in 3 sizes
MSRP 2 Liter $3.99,
1 liter $2.19,
See the website for various stores nationwide that carry this water. It’s worth the purchase.
I was given water from 1907Water to try. It’s everything they say it is and more. I found that suddenly other water (tap or bottled) didn’t taste the same. This is easily accessible and will reward you with a better balance of hydration.
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