As a bartender, I have seen countless customers come in and order the same old drinks. The classic whiskey sour, a gin and tonic, or a simple margarita.
Don't get me wrong, these drinks are delicious, but sometimes you need to switch things up. That's where vegetable cocktails come in. Yes, you read that right, vegetable cocktails.
Vegetable cocktails have been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason.
They are a refreshing and healthy alternative to the typical sugary drinks you might find at a bar. Plus, they are a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables into your diet.
But not all vegetable cocktails are created equal. Some can be too bitter or too heavy on the veggie flavor.
That's why I have taken it upon myself to scour the internet and test out various vegetable cocktail recipes to bring you the best of the best.
In this blog post, I will be sharing my top picks for vegetable cocktails that are sure to impress even the most skeptical of drinkers. These cocktails are not only delicious but also visually stunning.
So, whether you're a seasoned vegetable cocktail connoisseur or a curious newbie, get ready to sip on some of the tastiest drinks you've ever had.
1. Blended Cucumber Gin Cocktail
The Blended Cucumber Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and lightened up beverage that's perfect for spring and summer gatherings. Made with fresh cucumber, mint, honey, and lime, this cocktail is a great option for those who prefer gin-based drinks. The slushy texture and the addition of sparkling water make it a perfect party drink that can be paired with brunch or dinner.
It's a veggie-based cocktail that's easy to make and tastes similar to a smoothie, but with a little somethin' extra. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to serve at your next party, the Blended Cucumber Gin Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
2. Cucumber Cocktail With Vodka
The Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka is a refreshing and light drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. Made with only four simple ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed at home or ordered at a bar. The combination of cucumber, mint, and vodka creates a delicious and refreshing flavor that is not too sweet.
The cocktail is garnished with thinly sliced cucumbers, which add a beautiful touch to the drink. This cocktail is perfect to pair with healthier appetizers and is a great option for those who want to enjoy a cocktail without the added sugar. If you're looking for a light and refreshing cocktail, the Cucumber Cocktail with Vodka is definitely worth trying.
3. Carrot Margarita
The Carrot Margarita is a unique and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a spring garden party or Easter brunch. This brightly colored drink is made with fresh carrot juice, lime, orange, and jalapeño tequila, creating a unique and delicious combination of flavors.
Not only is it a tasty cocktail, but it's also a healthy one, packed with beta-carotene from the carrot juice. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Carrot Margarita is definitely worth trying.
4. Zesty Homemade Vegetable Juice Cocktail
The "Zesty Homemade Vegetable Juice Cocktail" is a tangy and spicy drink that is packed with nutrients. This cocktail is made with organic vegetables and is free from any preservatives, making it a healthier option than store-bought vegetable juices. The recipe includes tomatoes, carrots, and parsley, which are all rich in vitamins and minerals.
The cocktail can be adjusted to suit your preferred level of spiciness. This refreshing drink is perfect for mid-afternoon pick-me-ups and is a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. If you are a fan of vegetable juice, you should definitely give this zesty cocktail a try.
5. Smoky Tequila and Beet Bramble
The "Smoky Tequila and Beet Bramble" is a unique and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for those who love agave-based spirits. This cocktail is a twist on the classic bramble, with the gin replaced by a spritz of Mezcal, a blanco tequila, and beet and blueberry juice. The smoky Mezcal adds a depth of flavor to the cocktail, while the beet and blueberry juice ties everything together.
The traditional blackberries provide a sharp citrus flavor, and a drizzle of Creme de Cassis complements all the flavor pairings in the mix. This cocktail is truly a standout and is sure to re-ignite your obsession with beets and cocktails. Try it out and experience the unique flavors for yourself!
6. Avocado Margarita
The Avocado Margarita is a unique and delicious cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This creamy and rich drink is perfect for those who love avocados and want to try something new. The cocktail is made with ripe avocados, tequila, and a few other ingredients that are blended together until smooth.
It can be served on the rocks or blended with ice for a thicker consistency. To add a spicy kick, a few jalapeno slices can be blended in. The drink can be rimmed with salt, hibiscus sugar, or Tajin Clasico Seasoning for added flavor. Overall, the Avocado Margarita is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and tasty vegetable cocktail.
7. Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail
The Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail is a refreshing and unique drink that perfectly captures the flavors of late summer. This cocktail is made with freshly juiced cucumbers, Thai basil, lime, organic sugar, and white rum. The addition of hot peppers, such as jalapeno and banana pepper, gives it a nice, slow burn that is not overpowering.
The Chinese Five Color peppers used as a garnish add a pop of color and a touch of heat. This cocktail is perfect for those who love Thai cuisine and want to try something new and exciting. It's a great way to impress guests at a summer party or to enjoy on a warm evening.
8. The Drunk Cucumber
"The Drunk Cucumber" is a refreshing and crisp gin cocktail that is perfect for the summer season. This cocktail is a classic gin and tonic with the addition of fresh cucumber and hints of rosemary, making it a deliciously unique drink. The combination of flavors is perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness and a lower calorie content than other fruit-based cocktails.
The cocktail is easy to make with a muddler and cocktail shaker, and the flavors are infused into the gin for a perfectly blended drink. If you're looking for a light and refreshing drink to enjoy during happy hour, football parties, holidays, or anytime you want a vegetable-based cocktail, "The Drunk Cucumber" is a must-try.
9. Cucumber Matcha Cocktail
The Cucumber Matcha Cocktail is a refreshing and unique green tea cocktail that is sure to impress. Made with a simple cucumber sugar syrup, powdered matcha green tea, gin, limes, and lots of mint, this cocktail is the perfect pick-me-up for any afternoon. The recipe is flexible, allowing you to adjust the quantities to your taste.
One tip is to first add a little bit of water to the matcha to make a paste, before adding in the rest of the water to avoid clumps. If you're looking for a vegetable cocktail that's a little different from the norm, the Cucumber Matcha Cocktail is definitely worth a try.