No matter what your Halloween festivities look like this year—we hope you're celebrating in style! And what could be more festive than whipping up a green-themed cocktail (or mocktail!)?
While a classic margarita may tick off the green box, we sought something a bit more special for our spooky celebrations. This (super-simple) cocktail recipe calls on mbg's organic veggies+ for an addition that can help support your gut microbiome, blood sugar levels, and immune health.*
The mix of veggies like broccoli, kale, spinach, plus sea veggies allows this greens powder to provide essential vitamins and minerals. Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, says it's also a good way to aid digestion: "Because the organic veggies+ contains digestive enzymes, probiotics, and a little fiber, it can be a way to incorporate some gut-healthy elements into your day."*
If you're planning to opt for a mocktail, this mix works just as wonderfully with a few ounces of your favorite kombucha swapped in for the liquor portion (which will add extra gut-heathy probiotics to the party).
Because the formula is so simple, it's actually really easy to adjust it to your tastes and to what you know works best for your body—while some people prefer the botanical feel of gin, others may opt for the more smoky flavor of mezcal or the sharpness of tequila.
While there are added benefits of working a greens powder into your cocktail, it doesn't mean you're negating the booze: "Just note, that doesn't automatically mean your cocktail becomes healthy. A cocktail is still a cocktail," says Cording. "From my perspective, it's really about having a good experience and practicing moderation and safety when consuming alcohol."
Make it even more Halloween-y by opting for a blood orange as your citrus component, or you could cut it with another citrus juice. Since this green juice cocktail takes only four ingredients to put together, it's simple enough to whip up for any virtual shindig—and you'll certainly be the toast of the party.
A Halloween-Worthy Cocktail
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1½ ounces gin, mezcal, vodka, or tequila
- 1 tablespoon organic veggies+
- 2 tablespoons lime juice or blood orange juice (depending on color preference)
- 4 ounces sparkling water
- Mix the ingredients together; shake with ice until combined.
- Garnish with lime slices or peel (or blood orange).
- Optional: Add honey for sweetness.
Hoping for a sweet treat to go with your spooky refreshment? We'll be making a batch of Cording's nutrient-packed pumpkin cookies to go alongside our cocktails this Halloween.
Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.