After several weeks of non-stop celebration, my liver needed a bit of a detox. Not my typical ‘detox/retox’… but, rather just an actual detox. So what better way to satisfy your cocktail craving than with this detox mocktail recipe?
I know, what you’re thinking: it seems nearly impossible to wave away a bottle of champagne just for the sake of your liver. I mean what has he ever done for you? (Besides continually working to prevent blood clots, helping to stabilize your metabolism, and breaking down fats to produce energy). There comes a time when your body just needs (and deserves) a break.
That’s why we have the mocktail, my friends. A clever way to trick you brain to think you’re enjoying an adult beverage, but secretly you’re encouraging your body to flush and function. This concoction has a few of my favorite things, including: Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice and Peach-Pear flavored La Croix (very important ingredient to help fit the tartness). Your liver and stomach will be thanking you the minute you decide to slide this drink down your throat.
Apple Cider Vinegar has become a recent acquaintance in my diet, and I’ve sure learned to love him. It’s a natural digestive aid and has been used for medicinal purposes for years and years. For a list of the many benefits of ACV, click here.
Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice helps round out the drink with a touch of tartness while the sparkling water adds a much-needed splash of sweetness (without any actual sugar added).
And guess what? There’s more good news! If you have been behaving yourself lately and need a little more indulgence in your life… you can easily (and deservedly) make this mocktail into a cocktail. Just add and extra splash of your favorite tequila or vodka… and you’re ready to party!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Grapefruit Detox Mocktail
What You’ll Need:
- 1 oz apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s)
- 2 oz grapefruit juice
- 4 oz Peach-Pear flavored La Croix (or your sparkling water of choice)
- Ice cubes
- Optional splash of vodka or tequila (1 or 2 oz.) if you’re looking to turn up the party
What You’ll Do:
- Fill glass with ice and pour in ingredients one by one; stir and enjoy