Tax Day Tini’s: healthier cocktailing with APL
Just so happens that April is National Stress Awareness month AND tax day falls mid-month as well…no coincidence, right? I think this means we should all indulge a bit in an April 15th Tax Day Tini’ created by APL to make for a guilt-free, but fun cocktail hour after submitting those finances. Check out our recipes below for our ultimate faves!
- 1 shot gluten-free vodka (Tito’s is bananas good)
- juice of 2 small limes
- cold lime La Croix, to top
- lime wedge, to garnish
Chill a martini or low-ball glass. In a shaker, shake together the vodka, lime juice, and some ice – pour through a strainer into your glass, top with La Croix, & garnish with a lime.
TIP: to change the flavor- make the same with lemon or grapefruit too using Pamplemousse or lemon La Croix and the juice from fresh grapefruit or lemons!
Tequila Time Tini-Rita: (margarita-martini mixed)
- 1 shot top-shelf tequila
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 TB coconut nectar
- Himalayan crystal salt
The only thing that really makes this drink a martini is the glass, let’s be honest! But, we love it! In a blender, blend the ice, lemon & lime juice, and coconut nectar. Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge & dip into a small bowl of HCC, then pour the blended drink into it & top with the tequila (we like to mix it ourselves after blending.) Don’t want it blended? Just shake it all in a shaker with the tequila in it & pour over the ice.
Strawberry-Basil Mid-Day Mimosa: (ok, not a tini either, but we HAD to include our fave beverage, champagne, in the mix!)
Submit those taxes early? Nice job! A lunchtime cocktail might be in order and we strongly suggest this strawberry concoction!
- 2 organic strawberries, tops cut off & sliced
- 1 TB fresh, organic basil, chopped
- 4 oz dry (brut) champagne, not prosecco people
- 1 tsp coconut nectar
- strawberry slice to garnish
In a bowl, muddle together the strawberries and basil. Pour in the coconut nectar and mix well until liquidy- strain into a champagne glass & pour champagne over the mix and garnish with a sliced strawberry. YUMMINESS!
We hope you unwind, sip slow, & enjoy the remainder of your day!