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No carton will ever offer juices as fresh and as flavorful as those created at home, and with todays high-powered extractors and blenders, you can make all kinds of delicious drinks with just the flip of a switch. Looking for an energy boost? Drink in the health benefits of just-pressed orange and carrot juice, a thick, vitamin-packed green smoothie, or a restorative wheatgrass elixir. Feeling a little more sinful? Craft colorful cocktails such as pomegranate cosmos, watermelon mojitos, or cool cucumber-jalapeno gimlets. Got a sweet tooth? Slurp up icy treats like kiwi frappes, strawberry daiquiris, or have fun freezing creamy raspberry ice pops, tangerine sorbet, plum granita, and much more. Chapters are organized by color, and are filled with gorgeous photographs for plenty of inspiration. Flip to the front of the book for information on the best fruits and vegetables for juicing, from spring cherries to autumn pears. Check out tips and tricks for getting the best performance out of your juice extractor and blender (and protecting your investment). And find everything you need to know to set up bar: recipes for infused simple syrups, and creative ideas for ice cubes and garnishes.


<p>fresh~AND ~</p> <p>FRUIT and vegetable</p> <p>RECIPES valerie aikman-smith PHOTOGRAPHS robyn lehr</p> <p>juicy drinkscocktails,</p> <p>juices,smoothies,</p> <p>MORE</p> <p>contentsALL ABOUT JUICING8 10 12 15equipment the best candidates for juicing classic juicy cocktails syrups &amp; garnishes</p> <p>PURPLE DRINKS19 20 21 22 25pomegranate-blueberry juice blackberry punch plum juice plum &amp; ginger granita mixed berry smoothie</p> <p>PINK DRINKS43 44 47 48 50 51pink grapefruit juice minty pink lemonade watermelon-lime agua fresca rhubarb-ginger cooler raspberry &amp; almond milk shake strawberry frapp</p> <p>YELLOW DRINKS69 70 73 74 75 76meyer lemonade rosemary-infused lemonade pineapple-lavender juice pineapple-coconut milk pear cider spiced apple cider</p> <p>RED DRINKS29 30 31 32 35 36 37 38cherry juice sparkler blood orange juice cranberry-pear juice pomegranate juice beet-orange juice strawberry &amp; basil sorbet spicy tomato, carrot &amp; celery juice gazpacho cups</p> <p>ORANGE DRINKS55 56 57 58 61 62 65mango-lime juice cantaloupe agua fresca mango-pineapple smoothie peach nectar orange juice tangerine juice sorbet orange, carrot &amp; celery juice</p> <p>GREEN DRINKS81 82 83 84 87 88 89 90sparkling limeade green smoothie green grape fizz honeydew-kiwi frapp chilled cucumber juice fennel limeade mint sorbet wheatgrass-carrot elixir</p> <p>93 index</p> <p>all about juicing</p> <p>From summer to winter, its easy to crave juice. Freshly squeezed citrus wakes us up in the morning. Creamy smoothies offer healthy sips on the go. Tall, cool pitchers satisfy on scorching afternoons. And evening cocktails are all the more seductive with fresh fruit or vegetable flavors.Colorful juices dazzle with splashes of purple, red, pink, orange, yellow, and green. In this book, youll find a rainbow of fresh colors and flavors. Flip through to a deeply violet pomegranate-blueberry juice, or set your sights on the shocking red of a summer cherry sparkler. Light up martini glasses with delicately pink grapefruit juice, or fill champagne flutes with orange-hued peach nectar laced with sparkling wine. Pour tall glasses full of a sunny pineapple elixir, or enjoy a blend of vegetal green, whipped into an appealingly thick smoothie. A juicer and a blender are essential tools for many juice-based drinks, extracting pure flavors from fruits and vegetables and whipping them into smooth pures. With the flip of a switch, fresh juices and smoothies are just seconds away. Enjoy a pure, unadorned juice on its own, or look for an exciting twistmany of these recipes feature extra tips to take you from breakfast to cocktail hour in style. There are also a handful of delicious juice-based frozen desserts, from raspberry ice pops to tangerine sorbet to sour-plum granita. Whether youre juicing for health, blending for fun, or muddling and shaking for a party, this book offers juice-based drinks for every occasion. Bottoms up!</p> <p>juicing for health</p> <p>Drinking fresh juice helps boost overall health and well-being in a number of ways:Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are rich in nutrients, offering vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and potassium.b</p> <p>Certain fruits such as blueberries and pomegranates also offer diseasefighting antioxidants.b</p> <p>Smoothies, made by whirling fruits and vegetables in a blender, preserve some of the fiber from the original produce.b</p> <p>Extracting or blending makes raw fruits and vegetables even easier to digest.b</p> <p>Drinking raw fruits and vegetables can help you fulfill your recommended daily servings, giving you more in a single glass than you might otherwise consume.b</p> <p>Sipping juice can help keep you hydrated, providing an energy boost throughout the day.b</p> <p>6</p> <p>grape BLACKBERRYPLUMPURPLE DRINKS GRAPE blackberrypomegranate</p> <p>plum blueberry</p> <p>BERRY pomegranatePOMEGRANATE</p> <p>grape</p> <p>BERRY</p> <p>BLUE</p> <p>Pomegranates and blueberries are full of vitamins and are a good flavor match in a juice. Depending on the tartness, you may need to add a little sweetener to the final result.</p> <p>pomegranate-blueberry juice1 cup (6 oz/185 g) pomegranate seeds 2 cups (8 oz/250 g) blueberries Sugar (optional) Ice cubes Sparkling water Whole blueberries for garnish</p> <p>In an extractor, juice the pomegranate seeds and blueberries. Taste the juice for sweetness and add a little sugar if needed. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour in the juice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with blueberries and serve.MAKES 2 SERVINGS (1 CUP/8 FL OZ/250 ML JUICE BASE)</p> <p>make it a fruity gin fizzMuddle the juniper berries, gin, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice and egg white. Shake vigorously and strain into glasses filled with ice. Top with tonic water and serve. Note: This dish contains raw egg. If you have health or safety concerns, omit or replace it with a pasteurized egg product.MAKES 2 COCKTAILS</p> <p>FRUITY GIN FIZZ</p> <p>4 juniper berries cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) gin, preferably Hendrick's Pinch of sugar Ice cubes cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice 1 organic egg white (see note) Tonic water</p> <p>18</p> <p>19</p> <p>BEE</p> <p>VEGGIE</p> <p>blood orange</p> <p>POMEGRANATE</p> <p>RED DRINKSVEGGIE</p> <p>tomato WATERMELONblood orange</p> <p>CHERRY</p> <p>BEETPOMEGRANATE</p> <p>In cherry season, the markets are spilling over with all varieties and colors. Bing cherries have dark, rich flesh and a deep flavor, which are perfect for juicing.</p> <p>cherry juice sparkler3 cups (1 lb/500 g) Bing cherries Crushed ice Sparkling water Whole cherries for garnish</p> <p>Stem and pit the cherries. In an extractor, juice the cherries. Fill tall glasses with crushed ice and pour in the juice. Top with sparkling water, garnish with whole cherries, and serve.MAKES 2 SERVINGS ( CUP/6 FL OZ/180 ML JUICE BASE)</p> <p>make it a cherry champagne cocktailPlace a whole cherry in the bottom of a chilled flute glass. Pour in a splash of Kirsch followed by the cherry juice to fill one-fourth of the way up. Top with Champagne and serve.MAKES 1 COCKTAIL</p> <p>CHERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL</p> <p>Whole cherry for garnish Kirsch Cherry juice Chilled Champagne</p> <p>29</p> <p>WATERMELON</p> <p>graperhubarb</p> <p>fruitwatermelon</p> <p>grapefruit</p> <p>strawberry</p> <p>PINK DRINKSBERRY</p> <p>RASPBERRY</p> <p>watermelon</p> <p>RHUBARB</p> <p>BERRY</p> <p>rhubarb strawberry</p> <p>make it a</p> <p>greyhound</p> <p>Lemon thyme adds an herbal scent, giving a nuance that heightens the flavor of fresh-squeezed citrus. You can use any variety of thyme, and there are lots to choose from.</p> <p>pink grapefruit juice4 Ruby grapefruits Honey, agave nectar, or sugar (optional) Ice cubes Lemon thyme sprigs for garnish</p> <p>Peel, quarter, and seed the grapefruits, making sure to remove the bitter white pith. In an extractor, juice the grapefruits. Taste the juice for sweetness and add some honey if needed. Fill glasses with ice and place a thyme sprig in each. Pour in the juice and serve.MAKES 2 SERVINGS (2 CUPS/16 FL OZ/500 ML JUICE BASE)</p> <p>GREYHOUND</p> <p>Ice cubes cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) Pink Grapefruit Juice cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) vodka Splash of Triple Sec teaspoon lemon thyme leaves Lemon thyme sprig for garnish</p> <p>make it a greyhoundFill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the Pink Grapefruit Juice, vodka, and Triple Sec. Add the thyme leaves and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass, garnish with a lemon thyme sprig, and serve.MAKES 1 COCKTAIL</p> <p>43</p> <p>ORANGE mango</p> <p>tangerine</p> <p>carrot TANGERINEpeach cantaloupe</p> <p>PEACH</p> <p>ORANGE DRINKScantaloupe</p> <p>mango tangerine</p> <p>ORANGEcarrot</p> <p>mango</p> <p>Sweet, ripe mangoes and tart limes are a classic combination the world over. Add a touch of yogurt and rum to make a cocktail version of an Indian-style lassi.</p> <p>mango-lime juice3 mangoes 1 lime cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) water Crushed ice</p> <p>Peel the mangoes, cut into large chunks, and discard the pits. Remove the lime zest in strips and set aside. Peel, quarter, and seed the lime. Place the mangoes, lime quarters, and water in a blender and process until smooth. Stir in the lime zest. Fill glasses with crushed ice, pour in the juice, and serve.MAKES 12 SERVINGS (1 CUPS/12 FL OZ/375 ML JUICE BASE)</p> <p>TIPSY LASSI</p> <p>1 cups (12 fl oz/375 ml) Mango-Lime Juice cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) dark Jamaican rum 1 cup (8 oz/250 g) plain Greek yogurt 1 cup (8 oz/250 g) crushed ice Toasted shredded coconut for garnish</p> <p>make it a tipsy lassiPut the Mango-Lime Juice, rum, yogurt, and ice in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses, garnish with coconut, and serve.MAKES 2 COCKTAILS</p> <p>55</p> <p>banana LEMON PINEAPPLELEMON</p> <p>PEARlemon</p> <p>APPLE pineapple</p> <p>yellow DRINKS APPLE pineapple</p> <p>PEAR banana</p> <p>make it a</p> <p>meyer lemon drop</p> <p>Seek out Meyer lemons in the winter and early spring. Sweet and aromatic, their character shines in fresh and simple drinks and desserts.</p> <p>meyer lemonade20 Meyer lemons Ice cubes 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) Simple Syrup (page 15), plus more if needed Sparkling water Lemon verbena sprigs for garnish</p> <p>Finely grate the zest from 5 of the lemons and set aside. Peel, quarter, and seed all of the lemons. In an extractor, juice the lemons. Fill a tall pitcher with ice and pour in the juice and the cooled simple syrup. Taste for sweetness and add more simple syrup if needed. Add the lemon zest, stir, and top with sparkling water. Fill glasses with ice and pour in the lemonade. Garnish with lemon verbena sprigs and serve.MAKES 5 SERVINGS (5 CUPS/40 FL OZ/1.25 L LEMONADE BASE)</p> <p>MEYER LEMON DROP</p> <p>Crushed ice cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) citron vodka 2 teaspoons Limoncello cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) Meyer Lemonade Lemon verbena sprig for garnish</p> <p>make it a meyer lemon dropFill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and pour in the vodka, Limoncello, and Meyer Lemonade. Shake vigorously and strain the martini into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon verbena sprig and serve.MAKES 1 COCKTAIL</p> <p>69</p> <p>kale wheatgrass</p> <p>kiwi cucumberGREEN</p> <p>honeydew</p> <p>WHEATGRASS</p> <p>FENNEL cucumber</p> <p>KALE honeydew</p> <p>DRINKS</p> <p>CHARD</p> <p>lime fennel</p> <p>make it a</p> <p>classic margarita</p> <p>Freshly squeezed limes fill the air with citrus aromas. This limeade is delicious as is, or it can be used as a base for many types of drinks by simply adding other fruits.</p> <p>sparkling limeade12 limes Ice cubes 2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml) Simple Syrup (page 15) Lime slices for garnish 8 Kaffir lime leaves Sparkling water</p> <p>Finely grate the zest of 4 of the limes and set aside. Peel, quarter, and seed all of the limes. In an extractor, juice the lime quarters. Fill a pitcher with ice and pour in the juice and cooled simple syrup. Add the reserved zest, lime slices, and Kaffir leaves and stir. Top with sparkling water, pour the juice into chilled glasses, and serve.MAKES 2 SERVINGS (2 CUPS/16 FL OZ/500 ML LIMEADE BASE)</p> <p>CLASSIC MARGARITA</p> <p>Coarse sea salt Crushed ice 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) limeade cup (6 fl oz/180 ml) tequila cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) orange liqueur Lime wedges for garnish</p> <p>make it a classic margaritaSpread the coarse salt on a small plate. Wet the rims of cocktail glasses with a little limeade, dip the rims in the salt, and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and pour in the limeade, tequila, and orange liqueur. Shake vigorously and strain into the salted glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.MAKES 4 COCKTAILS</p> <p>81</p> <p>IndexAlmonds Raspberry &amp; Almond Milk Shake, 50 Raspberry Ice Pops, 50 Apples Blackberry Punch, 20 Green Smoothie, 82 Mulled Apple Cider with Rum, 76 Spiced Apple Cider, 76</p> <p>A</p> <p>B</p> <p>Basil &amp; Strawberry Sorbet, 36 Beet-Orange Juice, 35 Beet Vodka Tonic, 35 Bellini, Peach, 58 Blackberries Blackberry Punch, 20 Iced Berry Martini, 25 Mixed Berry Smoothie, 25 Punch with a Punch, 20 Blended Kiwi Margarita, 84 Blood Orange Juice, 30 Blood Orange Mimosa, 30 Bloody Mary, 37 Blueberries Fruity Gin Fizz, 19 Iced Berry Martini, 25 Mixed Berry Smoothie, 25 Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice, 19 Bourbon Minty Pink Julep, 44</p> <p>Chilled Cucumber Juice, 87 Cider Mulled Apple Cider with Rum, 76 Pear Cider, 75 Spiced Apple Cider, 76 Classic Margarita, 81 Cocktails. See also specific cocktail names classic juicy cocktails, 1213 creative, serving, 15 garnishes for, 15 Coconut Pia Colada, 74 Pineapple-Coconut Milk, 74 Cosmo, Pomegranate, 32 Cranberry-Pear Juice, 31 Cranberry Sparkler, 31 Cucumbers Bloody Mary, 37 Chilled Cucumber Juice, 87 Cucumber-Jalapeo Gimlet, 87 Gazpacho Cups, 38 Gazpacho Shots, 38 Green Grape Sangria, 83 Pimm's Cup, 70 Spicy Tomato, Carrot &amp; Celery, 37</p> <p>Rhubarb Martini, 48 Granita, Plum &amp; Ginger, 22 Grapefruit Greyhound, 43 Pink Grapefruit Juice, 43 Green Grape Fizz, 83 Green Grape Sangria, 83 Greens Green Smoothie, 82 Wheatgrass-Carrot Elixir, 90 Greyhound, 43</p> <p>H,I,J</p> <p>Honeydew Blended Kiwi Margarita, 84 Honeydew Kiwi Frapp, 84 Iced Berry Martini, 25 Ice Pops, Raspberry, 50 Juice-based drinks best fruits and vegetables for, 10 classic juicy cocktails, 1213 equipment for, 89 health benefits, 7 syrups &amp; garnishes, 15 tips for success, 9</p> <p>K,L</p> <p>D,F</p> <p>C</p> <p>Cantaloupe Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, 56 Melon Martini, 56 Carrots Bloody Mary, 37 Garden-Variety Cocktail, 65 Orange, Carrot &amp; Celery Juice, 65 Spicy Tomato, Carrot &amp; Celery, 37 Wheatgrass-Carrot Elixir, 90 Celery Bloody Mary, 37 Garden-Variety Cocktail, 65 Orange, Carrot &amp; Celery Juice, 65 Spicy Tomato, Carrot &amp; Celery, 37 Champagne Blood Orange Mimosa, 30 Cherry Champagne Cocktail, 29 Cherry Champagne Cocktail, 29 Cherry Juice Sparkler, 29</p> <p>Daiquiri, Strawberry, 51 Fennel Limeade, 88 Fennel Mojito, 88 French Martini, 73 Fruits. See also specific fruits preparing for juicing, 10 Fruity Gin Fizz, 19</p> <p>G</p> <p>Garden-Variety Cocktail, 65 Garnishes, 15 Gazpacho Cups, 38 Gazpacho Shots, 38 Gimlet, Cucumber-Jalapeo, 87 Gin Cucumber-Jalapeo Gimlet, 87 French Martini, 73 Fruity Gin Fizz, 19 Orange-Cream Martini, 61 Rhubarb Martini, 48 Ginger Gingered Pear Cocktail, 75 Plum &amp; Ginger Granita, 22 Rhubarb-Ginger Cooler, 48</p> <p>Kiwis Blended Kiwi Margarita, 84 Green Grape Sangria, 83 Honeydew Kiwi Frapp, 84 Lavender blossoms French Martini, 73 Pineapple-Lavender Juice, 73 Lemons Meyer Lemonade, 69 Meyer Lemon Drop, 69 Minty Pink Julep, 44 Minty Pink Lemonade, 44 Pimm's Cup, 70 Rosemary-Infused Lemonade, 70 Limes Classic Margarita, 81 Cucumber-Jalapeo Gimlet, 87 Fennel Limeade, 88 Fennel Mojito, 88 Mango-Lime Juice, 55 Sparkling Limeade, 81 Tipsy Lassi, 55 Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca, 47 Watermelon Mojito, 47</p> <p>92</p> <p>93</p> <p>M</p> <p>Mangoes Mango-Lime Juice, 55 Mango-Pineapple Smoothie, 57 Tipsy Lassi, 55 Margaritas Blended Kiwi Margarita, 84 Classic Margarita, 81 Martinis French Martini, 73 Iced Berry Martini, 25 Melon Martini, 56 Orange-Cream Martini, 61 Rhubarb Martini, 48 Melon Blended Kiwi Margarita, 84 Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, 56 Honeydew Kiwi Frapp, 84 Melon Martini, 56 Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca, 47 Watermelon Mojito, 47 Meyer Lemonade, 69 Meyer Lemon Drop, 69 Milk Shake, Raspberry &amp; Almond, 50 Mimosa, Blood Orange, 30 Mint Green Grape Sangria, 83 Mint Sorbet, 89 Minty Pink Julep, 44 Minty Pink Lemonade, 44 Watermelon Mojito...</p>