Celebrate TGIF with Great New “Green” Cocktail Recipes that Cut the Sugar and Calories!

TGIF! Hope your week is wrapping up on a positive note. Celebrate your weekend with these great GREEN cocktails that cut the sugar and the calories and still deliver great flavor!!

Alcoholic drinks can be a sneaky source of calories, sugar, and even salt—but not when YOU play bartender. If you must indulge, (which we all love to do) try these healthier alternatives that are sure to keep you on track this new year. Whether your mantra is new year, new you or trying to clean up your diet sans high-calorie, sugar-packed beverage these cocktails are for you! These cocktail recipes are provided by QT Hotels!



Cleanse your palette with this refreshing Cucumber Dill Dollins. Mixed with dill-infused Tanqueray Gin, fresh lime, organic sugar and organic cucumber juice this healthy drink will have you shaking up another round in the name of health!

Looking for an interesting and delicious cocktail that doubles as a conversation piece? This Spirulina Sour is for you. Concocted with organic quinoa Vodka, spirulina fruit Mix, fresh lemon juice, organic sugar and chickpea water this bevvy is ideal for your calorie watching friends.

Whip up this Green Machine Margarita for your next gathering for a kick and some spice. Opt for this wonderfully tasty cocktail created with Jalapeno Infused Espolon Tequila, kale juice, fresh Lime Juice and organic Blue Agave. You won’t want any other margarita after!

Impress friends and family at your next soiree and whip up one of these green-themed bevvies suitable for healthy for diet-conscious drinkers.


 Cucumber Dill Dollins
Offered at QT Hotels and Resorts





1.54 oz of Dill-infused Tanqueray Gin

.5 oz of Fresh Lime

.5 oz of Organic Sugar

2 oz of Organic Cucumber Juice



Shake gin, lime, sugar, cucumber juice together till well-mixed. *(usually 30 seconds)
Add ice to the shaker and shake again for about 30 seconds
Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with a splash of sparkling water,
Garnish with a Dill sprig and Cucumber Roll



 Spirulina Sour

Offered at QT Hotels and Resorts



1.5 oz of Organic Quinoa Vodka

2 oz of Charlie’s Spirulina Fruit Mix

0.5 oz of Fresh Lemon

0.5 oz of Organic Sugar

1 oz of Chickpea water


Dry Shake all ingredients together,
Then add ice and shake again for about 45 seconds to get it really cold!
Strain into a “coupe” glass and garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel in the middle.




Green Machine Margarita
Offered at QT Hotels and Resorts


1.5 oz Jalapeno Infused Espolon Tequila

1 oz of Kale Juice

1 oz of Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz Organic Blue Agave


Before you make the cocktail, do this prep work:

Dehydrate some lemon and kale individually, then muddle down until it becomes a powder.
Mix kale and citrus powder. Then mix it with salt for a green blend of salt and lemony green powder. Set aside.
Dehydrate some jalapeno slices and set aside.

Get a rocks glass and dip the rim into kale/lemon/salt blend and set aside.
Fill up a shaker with the ingredients and shake for at least 30 seconds to make sure it’s blended well.
Add ice cubes to the shaker and shake a second time for about 40 seconds or until shaker is really cold and starting to “sweat”
Then strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Top with crushed ice and 2 dehydrated jalapeno slices on top.


Invite friends over for a casual get-together this weekend OR save at least one of these recipes and serve it at a Super Bowl Party!!

Stevie Wilson,

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