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I bought a juicer solely for (nutritious) boozy drinks

August 22, 2012
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It’s true. I bought a juicer strictly for cocktail purposes.

Fuck it. Fuck it!

Anyway, I bought a Breville juicer from Amazon–it was {perhaps still is?} on sale for $99 and has a solid 4 1/2 stars out of over 1,000 reviews. (That’s fairly outstanding.)

So far it seems like it handles hard fruits/veggies such as apples and carrots best. Softer fruits have yielded pulpier and foamier results. The juicer comes with a carafe that is supposed to filter out the foam but I haven’t found this to be the case.

Sunday mid-afternoon berry mimosas. Sounds great right? Maybe I am being too hard on myself but I always strive for OH MY GOD THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING MUST TELL EVERYONE. Should I even bother writing this… honestly? Should I? Is anyone reading this? If a mimosa recipe falls in a blog forest and no one reads it does it make a sound? Well, that makes no sense, but the answer is yes. A resounding yes. It makes the sound of Sade and she is singing Smooth Operator. Now she is singing Jezebel.

I digress.

Berry Mimosas.

You will need:

  • Some sort of juicer
  • Champagne (I used a dry French Sparkling White /Atmospheres – Jo Landron)
  • Assortment of berries, I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
  • Juice of a few lemons / twists
  • Champagne flutes
  • Sade’s Greatest Hits

Make a few lemon twists and then squeeze the juice and set aside. In a juicer add all of the berries until you have a nice blood red concoction. I added the berry juice to the flutes first, then added the sparkling wine and last floated the citrus juice on top. Finally a lemon twist for a garnish.

That’s it. These were good. I think next time I am going to forgo berries and maybe experiment with blood orange and peach. Damn. Why didn’t I just do that? There is much juice to be had…

What’s that saying, something about juice in the hand? Wait. Nevermind.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Sarah August 27, 2012 at 4:40 am

    i kinda did the same thing too. i mean, i drink a straight green juice in the morning sure, but damn if that juicer doesn’t turn out some ginger juice for some awesomely potent cocktails…

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