How To Make Guilt-Free Organic Cocktails
When people try to get healthier, one part of that plan often involves cutting down on their alcohol intake. If you’re a restaurant owner and enough of your customers are doing this, whether it’s due to a recent health trend or because it’s that time of year where we make resolutions, that can hurt your bottom line. Fortunately, there are some ways that your restaurant can make some healthier cocktails with organic ingredients. At Organic Restaurants, we’ll show you how you can still convince some people to splurge on a cocktail or two at the end of the week.
This is a must for many tropical cocktails, and it’s not hard to find organic options that cut down on added sugar. Some cocktails even use pineapple itself for a garnish!
This is less commonly found behind the bar, but it can make for a great garnish and can also be pureed for certain cocktails. Think of a sweet and low-calorie vodka cocktail.
A great cocktail ingredient for the summer months especially. It can be found in a variety of vodka cocktails and adds a lot of flavor without adding too much sugar or too many calories. Lime juice can also nicely complement a number of other popular organic cocktail ingredients.
Its fresh flavor enables this natural ingredient to perform many different roles in a cocktail. It can be muddled or used as a garnish, creating a nice flavor with other common natural ingredients like peach or lemon.
This can be used in a number of cocktails that contain citrus, nicely pairing with those types of flavors. It’s also vegan, a big plus depending on who your restaurant is trying to market to. If your restaurant already serves a lot of vegan items, it might be wise to have some cocktails that are vegan as well. If you go that route coconut oil will certainly be a commonly used ingredient in your repertoire.
Seaweed can be infused in vodka and gin, lending an interesting flavor to cocktails that your customers may not have experienced before.
Alternatives for Milk
Some cocktails contain milk, but some of your customers might not be interested in this dairy staple. That’s where milk alternatives come in. Almond milk and oat milk are good vegan alternatives and can lend a creamy texture to any cocktail. You can even find vegan eggnog recipes that use these milk alternatives! There’s also coconut milk, cashew milk, and even hemp milk. Feel free to experiment a bit and see which kind of ingredients and cocktails work best for your menu.
For More Ideas About Organic Food Options
These cocktails with organic ingredients could help you attract more customers who are into organic food options and might catch the eye of longtime customers who haven’t changed their diets, just because they’re that delicious. Keep an eye on the Organic Restaurants blog and learn more about how you can use natural ingredients in meals and drinks that your customers will love!