AMERICANS LOVE LOW-CAL, CARBONATED WATER—THIS YEAR, WE’LL DRINK 821 MILLION GALLONS OF IT. TRY IT IN THESE HEALTHY JUST BE KITCHEN RECIPES.
GINGER PALOMA MARGARITA
1 ½ oz. your favorite tequila
½ oz. agave
2-3 drops ginger essential oil
2 ½ oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. lime juice
¼ can grapefruit LaCroix
Lime and ginger wedge for garnish
Add all ingredients except La Croix to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into Mason jar and top with LaCroix. Garnish with lime and ginger wedges.
CRANBERRY SKINNY MARGARITA
1 ½ oz. of your favorite tequila
½ oz. organic agave
1 ½ oz. lime juice
1 oz. unsweetened orange juice
2 drops doTerra wild orange essential oil or orange extract (with as little alcohol as possible)
½ can lime LaCroix (or other sparkling water brand)
3-4 cranberries and rosemary
Add cranberries and tequila to a cocktail shaker, and muddle well to break down berries. Add next five ingredients; cap and shake vigorously. Pour into sea salt-rimmed 16-oz. Mason jar and top with LaCroix. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
CUCUMBER BASIL G&T
3 cucumber slices
3 basil leaves or doTerra basil essential oil
2 lime wedges
1 ½ oz. your favorite gin
6 oz. tonic water (Just Be uses sugar-free; you can also use lime sparkling water)
Basil leaf and cucumber slice for garnish
Add cucumber slices to cocktail shaker; gently muddle. Add basil and squeeze lime wedges into shaker; add gin and ice; shake vigorously. Pour into Mason jar and top with tonic water. Garnish with a clapped basil leaf (clap the leaf in your hands before setting it in the drink) and cucumber slice.
“Sparkling water illuminates flavor really well.” —Jennifer Peters, founder of Just Be Kitchen
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