Signature Cocktail

Hip Refresher: A Healthy Drink That’s Low in Alcoholic Content

The organic mode starts at the bar with the only finest ingredients. Rose hip liqueur mixes with sparkling additions—choose between Hip Refresher 1 or 2, depending on the percentage of alcohol you desire. One tops with sparkling wine, the other with sparkling water.

DETAILS ON THE INGREDIENTS:

[1] Koval Organic Rose Hip Liqueur Rose hips, that little bulb that comes after roses lose their bloom, are amazingly beneficial. They are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, beta carotene, and lycopene. Koval uses a white whiskey base and organic rose hips to create this special small batch liqueur. The first distillery in Chicago since the mid 1800s, founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker honored their Austrian ancestors’ methods for production, and the results really shine. Around $30. koval-distillery.com

[2] Mionetto’s Organic Prosecco Stick with organic. Founded in 1887, Minonetto grows certified organic glera grapes in the heart of the Prosecco region in the small town of Vazzola. No synthetic chemicals or fertilizers are used. It adds delicate bubbles, a vibrant yellow color and the subtle fragrance of elderflower and green apple to your cocktail. About $14 a bottle. mionettoproseccousa.com

[3] Garnish: Thyme is packed with health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Fresh thyme has one of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs. It has a botanical presence floating in a glass or frozen in ice cubes. Lemon thyme has beautiful variegated leaves.

[4] Ice Cubes with Herbs Your drinks will not only be healthy, they will look healthy when you freeze herbs into your ice cubes. Herbs are packed with vitamins, so you should make a point to add them anywhere you can. The method: In a ice cube tray, fill each section about 1/3 full of water, and place one herb. Put in freezer. After an hour or so, it should be frozen. Add water to almost the top, and allow to freeze again. This process centers the herbs in the cube.

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