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Margarita-ish Mocktail

Lime juice, honey, jalapeno slices, and tonic water come together to create this non-alcoholic version of a margarita.

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Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice

This week’s a doozie for me, so I’m just posting this simple juice recipe to tide you all over until next week when I should have something a little heartier for you. I love this fruit combo—the pineapple is nice and sweet, but the grapefruit is more on the tart side, so it’s a really nice balance. It would make an awfully nice refreshment sitting on a Seattle patio this week…the weather is looking UP, friends! Hope you’re enjoying your day! M Pineapple-Grapefruit Juice Ready in: 5 min Ingredients: 3/4 cup cubed pineapple 1 grapefruit Directions: Send all the ingredients through a juicer, pour, and go kick your feet up—you deserve it! Need more of a fix? Try my Fancy Pants Grapefruit:    

Blood Orange & Grapefruit Superstar

One of my favorite cocktails—back when I could actually drink one and NOT be up until the wee hours of a the morning as a result—was the greyhound. Second only to a strong margarita on the rocks (with salt!), the pairing of grapefruit juice and gin was pure happy to me. So simple! SO GOOD. So, the grapefruit in this drink is a nod to that old “friend,” the blood orange is me taking advantage of my obsession this month with that beautiful citrus, and the starfruit garnish makes it a strong contender for any Oscar party at the end of February. A nominee for best drink at an Oscar party, if you will. Hope you like this one—and please, add a shot of gin for me! M Blood Orange-Grapefruit Superstar Ready in: 10 min  Yields: 6 drinks Ingredients: 4 pink grapefruit 4 blood oranges 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 starfruit Mixer of your choice Juice to mixer ratios: Champagne (1:1) Soda water  (2:1) Ginger beer or ale (3:1) Gin (your call!) Directions: Juice grapefruit …

Pineapple-Ginger Elixir

I used to order something similar to this from a juice bar in Seattle all the time—often enough that I was able to guestimate on the ingredients so I could make it at home, too. This juice is really delicious, but is especially great when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or flu. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it will cure you, but it’ll definitely take the edge off. I always feel better after I have a glassful. Be warned, this one is a little on the sweet side. For that reason, I use a whole lemon to give it a good balance of tartness, as well as a big piece of ginger. (I like to feel the burn when I’m a little under the weather.) If you can handle the ginger, do it—it’s great for you. But if not, do about half the amount. It’s still good for you, regardless of the dose size. Enjoy! M Pineapple-Ginger Elixer Single Serving Ready in: 5 min Yields: 8 to 10 ounces  Ingredients: 4, …