Healthy Cocktailing: LA, NYC and Aspen

You’re getting vitamins and minerals in your juices. You’re adding supplements to your smoothies. Maybe you’re even loading up your Bulletproof coffee with boosts. So why not toss back a cocktail with good-for-you ingredients? Drink up!
ALA VON AUERSPERG
ALA VON AUERSPERG
Fleurs De Prairie
Fleurs De Prairie
The Sour T-iesel at Gracias Madre

By Stef McDonald

LOS ANGELES

HARDBUCHA AT VENICE ALE HOUSE
Ingredients: Kombucha, soju (a Korean liquor), organic seasonal berries, orange
Drink it for your dose of: Kombucha, a fermented tea to support gut health. “Kombucha is a natural probiotic,” says bar manager Robert. If you’re going to drink alcohol, “you might as well do it the best way possible.” They also serve Longbucha, kombucha combined with beer. venicealehouse.com

SOUR T-IESEL AT GRACIAS MADRE
Ingredients: Tequila blanco, lime, agave, mint, matcha, aquafaba, cannabidiol oil
Drink it for a dose of: Matcha. “This powdered green tea is a powerful antioxidant that aids in cleansing your body,” says Maxwell Reis, beverage director at Gracias Madre. “Its flavor also adds to the cocktail and interacts with the mint. And even though you don’t taste the cannabis, it creates a flavor profile that conjures plants. It also has a little caffeine, so it gives you a little pep in your step. Plus, CBD oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory.” graciasmadreweho.com

NEW YORK

THE HONEYBEE MIMOSA AT BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER
Ingredients: Grapefruit, turmeric root, yuzu, kumquat, anjou pear, honey, bee pollen with cuvée brut
Drink it for a dose of: Turmeric, a root that contains the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant curcumin. It’s being studied for possible cancer-fighting properties. The fruit juices in the drink are no slouches, either. And bee pollen contains a combination of minerals, vitamins and enzymes that stimulate immunity. thebutchersdaughter.com

EGG NOG AT ROUGE TOMATE
Ingredients: Coconut milk, honey, yams, walnut chartreuse, rum
Drink it for a dose of: Yams. “We substitute egg yolks with yams and cream with coconut milk and we use honey that comes from the beehives on our roof,” says Cristian Molina, head bartender at Rouge Tomate, of the vegan cocktail. “Yams have the right kind of sugar and nutrients and vitamins. We cook it with apple juice for the right texture and flavor.” rougetomatechelsea.com

ASPEN

GARDEN OF ASPEN AT KITCHEN ASPEN
Ingredients: Spinach, cucumber, green apple, carrot, ginger, fresh lemon, Breckenridge vodka
Drink it for your dose of: Fruits and vegetables. Eat—and drink—the rainbow for good health. Most vitamins are covered here, plus the revitalizing ginger and lemon combination boosts the immune system. kitchenaspen.com

BEET-LIME MARGARITA AT MI CHOLO
Ingredients: Suerte Blanco, Elevated Elixir beet lime juice, lemon
Drink it for your dose of: Beets, a superfood that contains vitamins C and B, potassium, magnesium, nitrates and folate and helps circulation. aspenchola.com

Egg Nog at Rouge Tomate