3 Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktails To Help You Detox While You Party

Written by Christina Liva

If anything can health-up an alcoholic beverage, it's apple cider vinegar, which is great for everything from regulating blood sugar, to increasing energy, helping digestion, bringing more alkalinity to the body and more. From the ideal seasonal daytime drink to a cocktail to help you out the morning after, here are three drinks using apple cider vinegar to power you through the rest of the holiday season. All of these are ideal to make for a crowd, if you're entertaining, or to enjoy without sharing.

For Daytime Drinking: Hot Spiked ACV Cider

Hot Spiked ACV Cider

Serves 5


4 cups apple cider

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

half a large orange, sliced crosswise

1 teaspoon cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 cup dark rum


1. In a large saucepan, combine the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, cloves and cinnamon stick over medium-high heat stirring constantly for about a minute until warm and fragrant. Add the apple cider and orange slices and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and stir in the rum. Serve in a large punch bowl and ladle into mugs.

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For The Cocktail Party: ACV Bee's Knees

ACV Bee's Knees

Makes 4 cocktails


2 cups lemon juice

3 cups water

4 ounces of vodka

6 tablespoons honey

6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

6 sprigs fresh thyme


1. In a medium saucepan, add the apple cider vinegar, honey and 1/2 cup of the water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and turn off heat. Add herbs and let steep for about 3 minutes. Strain.

2. When ready to serve, transfer this mixture to a large pitcher. Add the rest of the water, the lemon juice and vodka and mix to combine. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs if desired.

For The Morning After: The ACV Bloody

ACV Bloody Mary

Makes 1 cocktail


2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 oz vodka

4 oz tomato juice

1 heaping tablespoon tabasco

1 heaping tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1-2 tablespoons horseradish (depending on how much heat you like)

juice of half a lime

salt + pepper to taste

1 lime wedge + 1 celery stalk + pickle to garnish


1. Place all ingredients besides the garnish in a tall glass with a few ice cubes. Stir to mix with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Spear the pickle and lime wedge with a wooden spear if you have one. Rest it on the top of the glass (and or just add to the drink). Add the celery stick, swirl a few times and serve.

Photography by Vanessa Rees

Recipes + Styling by Christina Liva

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