Healthy And Delicious Cocktail Alternatives


Anthia Koullouros

Naturopath and Holistic Health Expert

This time of year usually means that there’s any and every reason to celebrate! So it’s the perfect time to become a mixologist and seriously impress your friends. Use unique ingredients to brighten your drinks and bring on the holiday cheer. As we discovered, the cocktail trend that is sweeping the globe is embracing aromatic spices and herbs that taste delicious and are so good for you.

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It’s the spice with bite. Combines well with pear, apple, lemon, cream, coffee and cocoa. Traditionally used as a digestive aid.


Sweetly aromatic. Combines well with pear, apple, cream, ginger, coffee and cocoa. Traditionally used for its anti-microbial, carminative and anti-diarrheal actions. Also specifically indicated for blood sugar regulation in diabetes and conditions such as nausea, diarrhoea and loss of appetite.


Smooth and rich. Combines well with peach, berries, pear, mint, cream, coffee and cocoa. Decorative black speckles. Traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory and mood elevator.


Chocolaty. Combines well with pear, banana, cream, ginger, mint, vanilla, coffee and coconut. Traditionally used as an antioxidant and rich in minerals.


Tart and tangy. Combines well with berries, rose, passionfruit, vanilla and cream. Yields a deep hot pink colour. Decorative burgundy pink petals. Traditionally used to help regulate blood pressure, improve heart health, circulation, urinary heath, fluid retention and stomach pains.


Gin flavour, piney. Combines well berries, cucumber, lime and watermelon. Decorative creamy flowers. Traditionally used for cystitis, flatulent colic and rheumatism through its anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic and stomach soothing properties.


Berry flavour. Combines well with peach, berries, orange and strawberry. Decorative dark burgundy berries. Traditionally used for conditions such as sinusitis, coughs, colds, influenza, fever and catarrhal deafness.


Citrusy berry flavour. Combines well with elderflower, rose, orange, cranberry and strawberry. Decorative red burgundy berries. Traditionally used for inflammation, common colds, vitamin C deficiency, diarrhoea and gastritis.


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