Garden Party Cocktail
Good-for-you ingredient: Strawberries
These red gems help boost heart and brain health and have vitamin C and folate. Use them to sweeten this drink, from Daniel Shoemaker of Portland, OR's Teardrop Cocktail Lounge: Muddle 3 strawberries, 2 basil leaves, and ½ tsp balsamic vinegar, then add 2 oz silver rum and ½ oz agave nectar. Squeeze in ¼ oz lime juice, shake, and top with club soda.
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Quiet Storm Cocktail
Good-for-you ingredient: Ginger
This healthy root relieves muscle pain and menstrual cramps-and may be a cancer-fighter. Mix ½ oz ginger beer with ½ oz lemon juice, 1 oz store-bought carrot juice, 1½ oz vodka, and ¼ oz honey mix (2 parts honey diluted in 1 part hot water). Strain and serve over ice at your next brunch for a zingy alternative to a Bloody Mary, Shoemaker says.
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Three-Party Harmony Cocktail
Good-for-you ingredient: Green tea
These leaves help fight a slew of health issues, from cavities to spring sniffles-even cancer. Fill a glass with ice, then add 2 oz unsweetened green tea, ¾ oz triple sec, and 1 oz sauvignon blanc. Stir and garnish with a lime wheel. The orange-flavored triple sec sweetens the crisp combo of white wine and green tea. Refreshing!
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