Mixing With Microgreens: 4 Creative Cocktails For Any Occasion

When most people consider their creative cocktail of choice it usually revolves around taste. Some people prefer their drinks strong, and some prefer them sweet. Some people want refreshing, while others may want something with a punch. However, regardless of your favorite flavors, you can incorporate Grow.Bar microgreens into almost any recipe.

Experienced bartenders and mixologists have been infusing alcohols, making syrups and muddling greens into cocktails for years. And you may have sampled a funky, fresh new take on the margarita at your local bar. However, plenty of people don't realize how easy it can be to do at home (or for your next party). We've got some excellent twists on classics like Bloody Mary's and Mojitos, and a few originals of our own to share. Check it out and try one to kick off your weekend right.


Micro Mary

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce organic Vodka (we recommend Crop)
  • 4 ounces Clamato Juice
  • Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce (or other steak sauce)
  • Grow.Bar Radish microgreens
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Lime

Directions:

  1. Cut the lime in half and use the open side to rim your glass of choice (at least an 8 oz. glass). If you are a fan of Old Bay seasoning, pour a small amount on a plate and dip the limed edge if your glass lightly in the seasoning. 
  2. Pour vodka, Clamato juice, Tabasco sauce & Worcestershire sauce in a glass. Mix with a spoon and add ice.
  3. Garnish with Grow.Bar Radish or Tatsoi microgreens and the other half of your lime and enjoy!

Sweet Basil Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz organic Gin (we recommend Farmer's)
  • 1 strawberry (large)
  • 3 ounces fresh lemonade
  • 1/4 cup or less Grow.Bar Basil microgreens
  • Seltzer water or Club soda (about 2 ounces)

Directions:

  1. Muddle the strawberry and basil leaves in tall glass. Do not go crazy, just mash the leaves enough to release the flavor and aroma. After, fill with ice.
  2. Add gin and lemonade to a shaker or separate tall glass filled with ice.
  3. Shake the gin and lemonade together, and then strain from the ice into prepared glass with basil and strawberry.
  4. Top with a sparkling water or club soda, garnish with a slice of strawberry and a stem of basil microgreens...and bottoms up!

Cilantro Micro Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 - 2 ounces white organic Rum (we recommend Papagayo)
  • Organic ginger ale (like Blue Sky) or Club soda of choice (citrus flavored sparkling water work well, however the ginger adds a nice extra punch to the recipe)
  • 1/4 cup or less Grow.Bar Cilantro microgreens
  • 1 lime (1/2 of it juiced)

Directions:

  1. In the bottom of a rocks glass (or short, 8 ounce glass) muddle the cilantro and lime juice from half of the lime. 
  2. Add the rum, then fill the rest of the glass with ice.
  3. Top the drink off with ginger ale or club soda of choice, garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

Sorrel Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Brandy (we recommend Pisco, or something similar to the Chilean liquor)
  • 1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 bunch Grow.Bar Sorrel microgreens
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  1. Chill a martini glass with ice and water.
  2. Add brandy, lemon juice, sorrel microgreens, sugar and egg white to a shaker. Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds (you may also choose to use a blender at low speed)
  3. Dump out ice water from martini glass and pour drink mixture into glass (the egg whites should have created a foamy fizz on top).
  4. Garnish with a stem of sorrel microgreens and bottoms up!

You can experiment with just about any creative cocktail recipe. You will want to maintain alcohol to juice or soda ratios, but you can adjust amounts to your specific tastes, and even try adding new ingredients for fun. And if you haven't tried the miracle of organically-grown and produced alcohol, you're missing out. Your nasty hangovers will be a thing of the past, and your body will thank you in the morning.

Finding your perfect drink is truly and art form, but the process itself is simple. So have fun, invite some friends over and drink up! What are some of your favorite cocktail recipes? Sign-up today and share. We are always looking for new ways to experiment with our Grow.Bar microgreens and love hearing from our readers!

You may also enjoy these articles: Tacos & Tequila, Why Organic Is So Important, Using Microgreens: Homemade Creations, Radical Radish, Cilantro Smoothies, Mighty Microgreens, Grow.Bar Recipes , Homemade Baby Food, Creating Condiments