7 Scrumptious Cocktails That Fight Aging ...

When you think about mixing drinks at home, I bet you don’t think about making anti-aging cocktails that taste great and help you to fight the signs of aging, right?! Well, I’ve got nine terrific drink recipes that will help your skin to look youthful all while tasting good and giving you a nice little buzz- what could be better than that, right?! Check out these anti-aging drinks and jot down some of these drink ingredients to mix up some of the hardest working drinks around!

1. Memory Boosting Bloody Mary

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This anti-aging drink combines turmeric with savory tomato juice for a skin-saving twist on a classic cocktail. If you’re a fan of the Bloody Mary, make a few tweaks to the traditional recipe and you can enjoy the delicious flavor of the drink while enjoying the benefits of its ingredients! Tomato juice can help balance the skin’s pH and turmeric is great for brightening skin and is packed with antioxidants!
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Ingredients:
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
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Directions:
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.

2. Borbanade Borbatini

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The Borbanade Borbatini might have a funny name, but it’s another tasty cocktail that fights aging! This drink combines delicious lemonade and vodka with Borba’s Clarifying Skin Balance Water for a beautylicious blend of nutrients and problem skin solvers to give you a glowing complexion and a buzz! Make this cocktail the next time you’re having a spa night in!
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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. vodka
4 1/2 oz lemonade
.75 oz. BORBA’s Clarifying Skin Balance Water
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Directions:
Mix and enjoy!

3. Blackberry and Vodka Lemonade

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This refreshing anti-aging drink gives the plain old vodka lemonade a nice boost of antioxidants with blackberries! Personally I think blackberries are one of the most underrated berries and wish they’d show up more in drinks! If you look at the ingredient list, you’ll notice that it calls for 2 ounces of yuzu juice, which is an Asian citrus fruit. If you can’t find it, I highly doubt that excluding it would ruin the recipe, so no worries!
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Ingredients:
2 ounce yuzu juice
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce agave nectar
3 ounce vodka
1 handful of muddled blackberries
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Directions:
Mix together and enjoy!

4. Heart Smart Cooler

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This is another one of the anti-aging cocktails that is good for your skin but is also great for your body! This cooler contains yummy berries, mint, basil and green tea for a healthy boost of antioxidants and antibacterial properties! All of these ingredients combined pack a fruity, powerful, skin-saving punch!
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Ingredients:
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
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Directions:
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.

5. Sangria

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Did you know that this classic summer beverage is a cocktail that fights aging? Although we’re done with summer, you can take a trip down memory lane and savor warmer days with this fruity drink! The fruits as well as the red wine contain antioxidants and a host of other nutrients that make this cocktail one of the healthiest drinks around!
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Ingredients:
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
1 orange (unpeeled), thinly sliced
1 lime (unpeeled), thinly sliced
1 (8- ounce) can pineapple chunks packed in 100% juice, with juice
2 cups naturally flavored lime or lemon-lime seltzer or club soda
Sliced citrus fruit, for garnish
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Directions:
Combine the wine, orange liqueur, orange and lime slices, and the entire can of pineapple, including the juice, in a large pitcher. Stir, and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

To serve, strain out the soaked fruit if desired. Pour the chilled seltzer into the pitcher, and stir to combine with the wine.
Serve over ice, and garnish with fresh sliced fruit.

6. Green Tea Martini

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The Green Tea Martini is a unique but tasty anti-aging cocktail to try out! We all know how green tea contains tons of skin boosting properties that will help your skin look youthful and supple. Some green tea martini recipes call for a green tea liqueur; however, this recipe calls for the real thing so you know your drink will actually be beneficial!
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Ingredients:
2 ounces of Shochu, which is a Japanese vodka and lighter than a western vodka
2 ounces of green tea mix (green tea, honey, and water)
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Directions:
To start you'll want to have a chilled martini glass standing by, as most drinks taste much better in a chilled glass.

You'll take your cocktail mixer and add equal parts of the Shochu and the green tea mix, about two ounces each.
Take the top of the cocktail mixer and mix it up vigorously, dump the ice.
The green tea will froth up as it comes up, now this mixture is just green tea, honey and water, that's all it is.

But it is a glass of perfection right here as the green tea foams up, and that is how you make a green tea martini.

7. Fountain of Youth Cocktail Recipe

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Although this drink is called a cocktail, this anti-aging drink recipe is for those who don’t drink alcohol. This healthy beverage, also called Iguana Juice, combines fruits and veggies and even some cactus chunks for a cool blend of vitamins and antioxidants. This eclectic blend of ingredients will give your body and skin a huge boost!
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Ingredients:
1 ounce Nopales (cactus chunks)
1 ounce spinach
1 ounce celery
5 ounces pineapple juice
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Directions:
Blend in a juicer, not a blender, to create your Iguana Juice. Serve chilled but without ice.

Make these anti-aging cocktails the next time you have some girlfriends over or sip one while you’re taking a bath for a really relaxing and beneficial treat! Even though these cocktails are considered healthy, we still need to imbibe in moderation! Have you ever tried any of these anti-aging cocktails? What’s your favorite healthy drink?

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