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.Read More
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!
Alden & Harlow
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)
Infamous Spicy ‘Rita — ancho chile-infused Olmeca Altos Tequila with lime and agave. ($10)
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)
Esqueleto — This drink blends a house coffee reduction with Lunazul reposado, Luxardo maraschino, lemon, Thai chili peppers, and house-made passionfruit soda. ($10)
Honey Bare — This cocktail combines Barenjäger honey, Art in the Age rhubarb tea, Campari, and lemon. ($12)
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.
Calypso — Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, celery syrup, and lemon combine to create this "fresh, floral, and fascinating" drink. ($10)
Estragon Tapas Bar
Longenbach — This drink combines Manzanilla, Cynar, and elderflower that is laced with celery and ginger. ($10)
Cashapona — Cucumber pops up in this drink, along with mezcal, agave, and hellfire shrub. ($12)
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)
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
El Diablo — This margarita features serrano chiles with Lunazul rep, Combier, blood oranges, pineapple, and strawberries. ($13 glass/$48 pitcher)
MET Back Bay
Cucumber Mojito — This one is all about the cucumber, combining Crop Cucumber Vodka with cucumber and muddled mint.
Sorrento — Fennel amps up this combination of Tito’s vodka, elderflower, and lemon.
Cucumber Mint Gimlet — Featuring Rogue Spruce Gin, this refreshing cocktail includes fresh cucumber, mint, and lime. ($10)
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Steel and Rye
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)
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)
Shish Kabob — El Buho mezcal, Giffard Orgeat, ginger liqueur, and lime are combined with some grilled yellow peppers ($12)
Johnny Utah — Milagro, cucumber, and celery seed are combined with soda. ($12)
West Side Lounge
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.
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)