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FYI: Anti-Aging Cocktails

From the Editor: The following recipes are found on the Dr. Oz website

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Anti-Aging Cocktails

With the right ingredients, you can make healthy choices for your body while still having a fun night out. Dr. Tanya Edwards from the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and Rob Turek, an award-winning bartender, have teamed up to bring you 3 delicious cocktails that will help you look and feel younger.

Anti-Wrinkle Chocolatini

Ingredients: Makes 1 cocktail
1/4 cup ground walnuts
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz Irish cream liqueur
1/2 oz dark chocolate liqueur
Orange wedge, for rimming glass
Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish

Spread ground walnuts on a flat surface. Rim edge of a martini glass with orange wedge to coat with juice. Then turn glass upside down and press rim into ground walnuts.

In a shaker filled with ice, combine Irish cream liqueur, vodka and dark chocolate liqueur.

Shake contents and strain into martini glass. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings and enjoy!

Heart-Smart Cooler

Ingredients: Makes 1 cocktail
1 tbsp blueberries
1 tbsp blackberries
4-6 leaves mint
2-3 leaves basil
1/2 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 oz green tea
4 oz seltzer water
Basil sprigs, for garnish
Mint sprigs, for garnish

In a tall glass, muddle blueberries, blackberries, mint and basil.

Add juice and tea and top with seltzer. Garnish with basil and mint sprigs, and serve with a straw.

Memory-Boosting Bloody Mary

Ingredients: Makes 1 cocktail
1 tbsp kale
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice
1 celery stick, for garnish

Purée kale, using a blender or food processor, and grate ginger into a bowl.

Combine puréed kale, ginger, ground pepper and turmeric into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Add vodka and tomato juice, and shake. Strain over glass filled with ice, and garnish with celery before serving.


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