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Drink Your Veggies With a Side of Alcohol

You can drink these vegetable-based cocktails and pretend they're good for you. Happy Cocktail Week!

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2015 has been the year of the juice bar, and lovers of liquefied vegetables can easily find some cocktails in the same vein, whether they're looking for peppers or celery or pickled Brussels sprouts. Here are 19 vegetable-filled drinks to try around the city. Know of any others? Drop a comment below.

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1. Estragon Tapas Bar

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700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-0443
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Longenbach — This drink combines Manzanilla, Cynar, and elderflower that is laced with celery and ginger. ($10)

2. Viale

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(617) 576-1900
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Shish Kabob — El Buho mezcal, Giffard Orgeat, ginger liqueur, and lime are combined with some grilled yellow peppers ($12)
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3. Red Bird

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361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-5486
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Cucumber Mint Gimlet — Featuring Rogue Spruce Gin, this refreshing cocktail includes fresh cucumber, mint, and lime. ($10)

4. Brass Union

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70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9211
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Esqueleto — This drink blends a house coffee reduction with Lunazul reposado, Luxardo maraschino, lemon, Thai chili peppers, and house-made passionfruit soda. ($10)
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5. Ward 8

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90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-4412
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Johnny Utah — Milagro, cucumber, and celery seed are combined with soda. ($12)

6. MET Back Bay

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279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-0451
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Cucumber Mojito — This one is all about the cucumber, combining Crop Cucumber Vodka with cucumber and muddled mint.

7. Eastern Standard

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528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
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Calypso — Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, celery syrup, and lemon combine to create this "fresh, floral, and fascinating" drink. ($10)

8. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Bloody Marys — No ordinary bloody mary, the brunch cocktail dubbed Pickled Mary comes with pickled Brussels sprouts referred to as "frog balls." It also contains pickled asparagus, green beans, and cornichons. There are a few other varieties of bloodies on the menu as well; one includes bell peppers and another includes grilled shishito peppers. ($10)
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9. Fairsted Kitchen

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Beacon St
Brookline, MA
(617) 576-1900
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Cashapona — Cucumber pops up in this drink, along with mezcal, agave, and hellfire shrub. ($12)

10. Alden & Harlow

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40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
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Forbidden Fruit — There's grapefruit cordial to go along with the name, but this cocktail also includes smoked celery agave, plus Fidencio mezcal, Santa Maria Al Monte, green cardamom, pink peppercorn, and lime. (There's also a drink called Throwing Shade that includes eggplant...but technically speaking, that's a fruit.) ($12)
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11. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Honey Bare — This cocktail combines Barenjäger honey, Art in the Age rhubarb tea, Campari, and lemon. ($12)

12. West Side Lounge

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1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-5566
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Beetle Juice — It's a beet party in this cocktail: beet-infused gin, St. Germain, Pimm’s No. 1, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers cranberry bitters, and a large ice cube with a frozen beet.

13. Pastoral

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345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-0005
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Sorrento — Fennel amps up this combination of Tito’s vodka, elderflower, and lemon.
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14. Cuchi Cuchi

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795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-2929
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YouGiveMeFever — Muddled jalapeño is combined with pineapple and lime juice, fresh mint, tequila, and Maraschino liqueur. You'd rather something with even more fruit? You're in luck; Cuchi Cuchi's cocktail menu makes frequent use of berries.
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15. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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Infamous Spicy ‘Rita — ancho chile-infused Olmeca Altos Tequila with lime and agave. ($10)
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16. Hojoko

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1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
Budokan — For something a little on the savory side, try this cocktail, which features shiitake mushroom absinthe along with Hamilton Demerara 151 rum, madeira, demerara sugar, and bitters. ($12)
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17. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

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271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 369-5609
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El Diablo — This margarita features serrano chiles with Lunazul rep, Combier, blood oranges, pineapple, and strawberries. ($13 glass/$48 pitcher)

18. The Independent

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75 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6022
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Salt of the Earth — House-made beet kvass provides a solid veggie base for this cocktail, which also includes gin, yellow chartreuse, and cava. ($10)

19. Yvonne's

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2 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108

1989 — Try out this celery cocktail at the brand new Downtown Crossing spot. The drink also contains Ketel 1, lavender, elderflower, and champagne. ($12)

Grande Dame — Or try this one, which features Don Julio blanco, ancho chile, lime, and cucumber. ($13)

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20. Steel and Rye

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95 Eliot St
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 690-2787
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Bell Epoque — Served in a high-ball glass, this cocktail features red bell pepper, gin, cocchi americano, aperol, lime, a hint of anise, and fortified moscato. ($11)
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1. Estragon Tapas Bar

700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Longenbach — This drink combines Manzanilla, Cynar, and elderflower that is laced with celery and ginger. ($10)
700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

2. Viale

Cambridge, MA
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Shish Kabob — El Buho mezcal, Giffard Orgeat, ginger liqueur, and lime are combined with some grilled yellow peppers ($12)

3. Red Bird

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Cucumber Mint Gimlet — Featuring Rogue Spruce Gin, this refreshing cocktail includes fresh cucumber, mint, and lime. ($10)
361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453

4. Brass Union

70 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater
Esqueleto — This drink blends a house coffee reduction with Lunazul reposado, Luxardo maraschino, lemon, Thai chili peppers, and house-made passionfruit soda. ($10)
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

5. Ward 8

90 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114
Johnny Utah — Milagro, cucumber, and celery seed are combined with soda. ($12)
90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114

6. MET Back Bay

279 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
Cucumber Mojito — This one is all about the cucumber, combining Crop Cucumber Vodka with cucumber and muddled mint.
279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

7. Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Calypso — Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, celery syrup, and lemon combine to create this "fresh, floral, and fascinating" drink. ($10)
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

8. Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater
Bloody Marys — No ordinary bloody mary, the brunch cocktail dubbed Pickled Mary comes with pickled Brussels sprouts referred to as "frog balls." It also contains pickled asparagus, green beans, and cornichons. There are a few other varieties of bloodies on the menu as well; one includes bell peppers and another includes grilled shishito peppers. ($10)
1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

9. Fairsted Kitchen

Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Cashapona — Cucumber pops up in this drink, along with mezcal, agave, and hellfire shrub. ($12)
Beacon St
Brookline, MA

10. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Meg Jones Wall for Eater
Forbidden Fruit — There's grapefruit cordial to go along with the name, but this cocktail also includes smoked celery agave, plus Fidencio mezcal, Santa Maria Al Monte, green cardamom, pink peppercorn, and lime. (There's also a drink called Throwing Shade that includes eggplant...but technically speaking, that's a fruit.) ($12)
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

11. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Honey Bare — This cocktail combines Barenjäger honey, Art in the Age rhubarb tea, Campari, and lemon. ($12)
255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

12. West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Beetle Juice — It's a beet party in this cocktail: beet-infused gin, St. Germain, Pimm’s No. 1, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers cranberry bitters, and a large ice cube with a frozen beet.
1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

13. Pastoral

345 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Katie Chudy for Eater
Sorrento — Fennel amps up this combination of Tito’s vodka, elderflower, and lemon.
345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

14. Cuchi Cuchi

795 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Official Site
YouGiveMeFever — Muddled jalapeño is combined with pineapple and lime juice, fresh mint, tequila, and Maraschino liqueur. You'd rather something with even more fruit? You're in luck; Cuchi Cuchi's cocktail menu makes frequent use of berries.
795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

15. Audubon Boston

838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
Katie Chudy for Eater
Infamous Spicy ‘Rita — ancho chile-infused Olmeca Altos Tequila with lime and agave. ($10)
838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215

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16. Hojoko

1271 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
hojoko boston fenway Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater
Budokan — For something a little on the savory side, try this cocktail, which features shiitake mushroom absinthe along with Hamilton Demerara 151 rum, madeira, demerara sugar, and bitters. ($12)
1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

17. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
El Diablo — This margarita features serrano chiles with Lunazul rep, Combier, blood oranges, pineapple, and strawberries. ($13 glass/$48 pitcher)
271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

18. The Independent

75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143
Salt of the Earth — House-made beet kvass provides a solid veggie base for this cocktail, which also includes gin, yellow chartreuse, and cava. ($10)
75 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143

19. Yvonne's

2 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108
Eric Levin for Yvonne's

1989 — Try out this celery cocktail at the brand new Downtown Crossing spot. The drink also contains Ketel 1, lavender, elderflower, and champagne. ($12)

Grande Dame — Or try this one, which features Don Julio blanco, ancho chile, lime, and cucumber. ($13)

2 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108

20. Steel and Rye

95 Eliot St, Milton, MA 02186
Meg Jones Wall for Eater
Bell Epoque — Served in a high-ball glass, this cocktail features red bell pepper, gin, cocchi americano, aperol, lime, a hint of anise, and fortified moscato. ($11)
95 Eliot St
Milton, MA 02186

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