Summer time brings out all my cravings for fruity cocktails, yet more often that not I need to opt for a drink with no alcohol because the hangovers are real!
Unfortunately, while alcohol can be fun & okay in moderation, it is definitely not a hormone supporting food. But I'm not here today to scare you with facts about how alcohol can hurt your hormonal & overall health. Instead I'm here to offer up a fun & tasty recipe for an alcohol-free twist on my favorite summer cocktail, The Paloma!
A Paloma is a cocktail that typically involves tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. This version leaves out the tequila, and opts for fresh grapefruit juice instead (which is a great source of Vitamin C and is decently high in Vitamin A as well... both are hormone loving vitamins). It also adds in coconut water & sea salt for electrolytes & sparkling mineral water for a healthier option to get that carbonation.
Juice from 3 limes
Juice from 1 large grapefruit
Sparkling mineral water (like Topo Chico or S. Pellegrino)
Sea salt for rim
***You can also add a small dose of CBD or Hemp extract to the drink for an alcohol-free alternative that will still help you relax and feel good minus the nasty hangover and stress on your liver!
Juice your limes and grapefruit.
Take one of the lime peels and rub it on the rim of your glass (this allows the salt to stick).
Sprinkle salt on a plate and then dip your glass until the rim is covered.
Pour the lime and grapefruit juice into glass. Add some ice cubes!
Top it off with equal parts coconut water & Sparkling mineral water!
Add your drops of CBD oil/hemp extract if using.
Stir & enjoy!