The healthy cocktail hour

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Unbelievable but true — we found out that cocktails can be also good for your health, of course only taken in moderation and when alcohol is consumed in very small amounts.We found that out when IRMA had an invitation for an aperitivo at the newly opened Sophia’s Bar & Restaurant in Munich and tasted one of their healthy cocktail creations.

So how can we promote a super healthy week by IRMA and propose you a cocktail? Well, save it for later when you are in a blue hour mood or order the non-alcoholic cocktails which are also rich in flavour and healthy ingredients. Or stir them up yourself and pick one of the below recipes and do not forget a healthy sweetener like agave syrup or honey and lots of fresh herbs. Herbs actually have a stronger effect if taken with alcohol and are much more effective.

IRMA’S TIP: Abstain completely from sugar as alcohol contains enough sugar and taste. The herbs and fresh ingredients also add to a taste and if you crush them with a mortar, their flavours become even stronger.

Cucumber Fizz_1 (Large)

Cucumber Fizz


20ml cucumber
10 ml lime
5 ml Agave syrup
champagne

Add all ingredients except for the champagne into cocktail shaker, shake well and fine strain into a champagne glass. Top up with champagne. Garnish with cucumber slice.

Green Gimlet_2 (Large)

Green Gimlet


2 branches rosemary
2 leaves sage
1 lemongrass
3 basil leaves
60ml Gin Mare
30ml lime
20ml basil syrup
30 ml egg white

Mix up all herbs in the base of a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and ice, shake very well and fine strain into glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig.
Raspberry lemonade_1 (Large)

Raspberry lemonade


8 mint leaves
50 ml raspberry puree
100 ml lemon, soda
if needed a table spoon of Manuka honey

Add raspberry puree, mint leaves, lemon juice and sugar syrup into glass. Fill up with crushed ice, and stir well. Add some more crushed ice and fill up with soda. Garnish with mint sprig and raspberries.

Moroccon Ice Tea_2 (Large)

Moroccan Ice Tea


30 ml cardamom syrup
10 ml Moroccan mint tea
20ml lemon syrup
15ml tangerine puree

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake very well. Fine strain into glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with lemon slice and mint sprig.

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