Published on October 14th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli

Natural Cocktails for a Healthier Happy Hour

We were recently sent some Prairie Organic Gin and Vodka for review (#ilovemyjob) and all summer we made delicious, organic cocktails with these fantastic spirits. In this post we’ll share our tips for how to make healthy cocktails and share two recipes for simple happy hour beverages: a Lemon Ginger Gin Fizz and Herbal Vodka Tonic


lemon ginger gin fizz

Natural Cocktail Recipes

Lemon Ginger Gin Fizz

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger
1/4 cup organic gin
1 liter plain or flavored sparkling water

  1. Stir together the lemon juice, ginger and gin in a small jar. Shake to combine, and let infuse for at least an hour (up to a week in the fridge; you can also freeze, if the need arises).
  2. After infusing, fill two cocktail glasses with ice. Strain lemon ginger mixture into cups, and finish with your choice of sparkling water. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and serve immediately. Makes 2-4 servings.

Herbal Vodka Tonic

½ cup cucumber or regular organic vodka
½ cup fresh chopped herbs (basil, rosemary, dill, cilantro)
1 liter lemon or lime flavored sparkling water or tonic water

  1. In a jar mix together vodka and herbs. Shake to combine, and let infuse for one hour.
  2. After infusing, fill two cocktail glasses with ice. Strain vodka mixture into cocktail or martini glasses, add a big splash of tonic water, and finish with a twist of lemon or lime. Makes 4-6  servings.


For more healthy cocktail recipes, check out my recent post on Vibrant Wellness Journal for Blackberry Rosemary Gin Spritzer and an Organic Sangria. And you can always check out Prairie’s list of recipes include strawberry infused vodka (yes, please) and more. And for some cocktail related giggles, you can’t get much funnier than this post on Thug Kitchen.



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A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in San Francisco, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at, Vibrant Wellness Journal, Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram

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