Friday, September 2, 2011

Fresh Juice Bar

I recently held a party hosted by a favorite NYC restaurant, Rouge Tomate. I seek inspiration from my favorite restaurants and this Michelan-rated Modern-American restaurant based on locally grown, organic foods provides plenty of ideas. I am particularly fond of their fresh juices made with unusual combinations -- they are in equal parts pretty, delicious and even nutritious! So when a planning client was seeking a healthy start to their wedding dinner, I knew just the thing -- a fresh juice bar. The bar works perfectly with or without alcohol; the key is the unique and distinctive combinations -- dill and cucumber; green tea, agave syrup and mint; or try this recipe courtesy of Rouge Tomate.

The Passion Mate

4 oz. Yerba Mate (a South American plant)

1 1/2 oz. Passion fruit juice

1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

Agave syrup to taste

Directions: First, cold infuse the Mate tea the day before (or half day). Then, in a shaker combine the Yerba Mate, Passion Fruit Juice, Lemon Juice and Agave. Shake with ice. After, pour into a highball and add some fresh Blueberries or Huckleberries as a garnish. Spike option: This drink goes well with tequila. (If you're feeling extra adventuous try a habanero infused tequila for an extra kick)!

1 comment:

Anne Book {Signature Style} said...

I absolutely love this! For brunch, cocktails, showers so fun at an engagement party with mixers! Darling.