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Cold-Pressed Gin + Juice Cocktails

Gin + Juice Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

It’s a gin and juice party!

Missouri is like a thousand degrees right now. It actually feels like I’m living inside of an oven. The temps have been at nearly 100 degrees for 14 days and counting, with no break on the horizon anytime soon. And although I live for all four seasons, hot and cold and everything in between I’m certainly looking forward to my trip up north to Minnesota in a few days. You know, for a little cool down. Even if the high there will be in the 80s, that will certainly provide some reprieve.

This summer I want to bring all the chill – swim at the pool, putz in the garden, grill vegetables, eat vegetables and drink a plethora of refreshing cocktails. Which leads me to – #DRINKTHESUMMER! Last summer, Renee and I organized a group of 38 bloggers who came together on one day to celebrate the seasonal bounty in a very boozy way. This year I want #drinkthesummer to be even bigger and better, and anyone that has a blog can participate.

If you want in, drop your info into this form and I’ll be in touch with details!

So today we’re giving the classic gin and juice cocktail an elevated and healthier spin with 1915 Bolthouse Farms organic, cold-pressed juice. 1915 is an ultra-premium line of beverages made with simple organic ingredients, and available at grocery retailers nationwide. The gin and juice recipe is pretty easy. Pour some gin over ice, mix in the cold-pressed juice, and then top it off with all the fresh fruit and herbs that you can.

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Cold-Pressed Gin + Juice Cocktails
 
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This is a really flexible non-recipe, recipe. Choose your favorite flavors and garnishes and mix accordingly.
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Makes: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • gin
  • cold-pressed juice {any and all flavors!}
  • ice
  • garnishes
Instructions
  1. Pour an ounce of gin over ice.
  2. Top with {approximately} 3 ounces of juice, and your favorite garnishes.
  3. Enjoy responsibly!
Notes
Garnishes!
raspberries
blackberries
strawberries
lemons
pineapple
watermelon
fresh herbs like dill, basil, mint, lemon thyme

The post is in partnership with Clever Girls; all opinions are my own.

16 Responses to "Cold-Pressed Gin + Juice Cocktails"

  1. Reply

    Rachel

    June 20, 2016 at 4:21 AM

    I’m now going to start adding gin (and vodka) to my own cold pressed juices – such a great idea for an easy cooling summer drink!

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      Sherrie

      June 20, 2016 at 12:54 PM

      Right?! Easy peasy, and super delicious.

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    June 20, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    It’s HOT HOT HOT here as well. And I’m traveling to Utah at the end of the week, where it will probably be even hotter. Yikes! I need these sippers and the pool. They sound perfect for some cooling detox-retox! :-)

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      Sherrie

      June 20, 2016 at 12:55 PM

      Detox-retox indeed! Have fun in Utah Liz, that’s my favorite state!

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    Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures

    June 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Feeling that heat here as well! Excited to see what #drinkthesummer looks like this year!

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      Sherrie

      June 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

      ME TOO! Super excited for it. Glad you’re on board sister.

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    Bianca Phillips

    June 20, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    I love fresh juice, but I’m a firm believer that every drink is better spiked! This is my kind of cocktail! It’s also been insanely hot here (heat indexes in the 100s!), and I love the heat. But on hot days like that, even I could use a break from the heat with a cold cocktail.

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      Sherrie

      June 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

      My thoughts exactly Bianca! xx

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    Sarah | Well and Full

    June 20, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    I love the idea of a juice + gin cocktail! Healthy from the juice and indulgent from the gin – the perfect balance, I’d say. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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    Teresa | Now, Forager

    June 20, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    It’s so stinkin’ hot in Missouri! This post couldn’t have come at a better time. There’s a great cold-press juicery here in KC that I’m now excited to try this out on. Thanks for the idea. Also, the #drinkthesummer sounds like so much fun!

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    Em

    June 20, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    This is maybe the most gorgeous post I’ve ever seen on your site — which is so stupid to say because they’re all so light and ethereal and prettyyyy. But right now there’s a hot ‘puter on my lap and it’s 90F inside and this rainbow deliciousness is my everything. Also: #DRINKTHESUMMER! I’m in. :)

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    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow

    June 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Hey Sherrie! These drinks look so gorgeously gorgeous! When I drank alcohol gin (and vodka) were my favourites and these beauties would’ve been right up my fruity botanical street. I’m going to make a kombocha version! <3

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    Sophie MacKenzie

    June 21, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Sherrie, these are gorgeous! I wanna come to your parties any day<3

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    Alida @ Simply Delicious

    June 22, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    When is too early to start drinking these? Because mama could do with a gin and juice right about now.

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    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    June 23, 2016 at 2:01 AM

    Bahahaha – Alanna and I were just talking about how we need to get summer clothes for our trip to Minnesota because it’s going to be hotter there. Perspective! Though currently our house feels like an oven too. These simple cocktails are so beautiful and the garnishes you made inspire me so much!

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    Jayme | holly & flora

    June 25, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    I’m laughing because I think I submitted my information twice to hop back for #drinkthesummer. Maybe three times. ‘Cause I’m OCD like that. More like just TIRED! ;-) I love the look of these, Sherrie. The fact that they are so simple to make, yet so gorgeous, make them all-the-more enticing. And I’m super stoked that MN is on my horizon, too. Jazz hands emoji!! I need some LAKE TIME!

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