I am a serious sucker for anything with apples, or apple cider in it during the fall season...I know lets all say white girl together in unison!
Every year the changing season makes me want to throw a party and enjoy this gorgeous weather. I mean when you live in New England you can't get a better season than fall. Leaves are changing, people are so damn happy because (even though I love heat so many people complain about it) the weather is getting cooler, and I mean come on people adore football starting and good old Thanksgiving around the corner.
And when there's thoughts of planning a party my first idea is food and most importantly drinks!
I wanted the drinks to be festive but not too cliche and delicious but not heavy on the sugar because hey lets be honest you want to be able to drink more than one!
I was recently approached by Verday a Chlorophyll Water company to try out their green water and create a recipe around it, but little did I know I would fall in love with its benefits and taste enough to add it into my fall cocktail recipe!
Verday is packed with Chlorophyll, 4 cups or spinach worth of Chlorophyll or 2 shots of wheatgrass worth of Chlorophyll to be exact and is offered in 4 different flavors Coconut, Cucumber, Lemongrass & Ginger, & Watermelon. It's also made up of only 5 ingredients filtered water, organic lemon juice, Chlorophyll, Natural Flavors, and Organic Cane Sugar.
Now you're wondering why Chlorophyll, what are the benefits, right?
Chlorophyll is known as a "a green pigment in all plants responsible for the absorption of sunlight during photosynthesis" (thanks google for that synopsis). Its benefits are vast and I would consider it essential if you're looking to lose weight, or just live a well rounded healthy life.
The benefits of Chlorophyll range from controls hunger and cravings, promotes cleansing, & even controls body odor. (If you want to learn a little more click here)
I tried Verday for the first time and was blown away by how delicious it tasted. I'm not a huge fan of green juice because a majority of green juices out there taste too earthy for me. Verday does a fantastic job of toeing the line of earthy but fruity. My favorite flavor is the Lemongrass & Ginger. It's a subtle enough flavor that you feel like you're drinking water but gives a perfect hint of green tea at the end.
Back to me wanting to create a festive drink. I ended up deciding on an Apple Pie Moscow Mule, and added in a hefty amount of Verday to clean it up a bit. Delicious taste and green benefits, what's better than that?
The Moscow Mules turned out perfect and everyone was raving about them. Verday was such a great edition. Check out how to make them below!
Clean Apple Pie Moscow Mule
- 4 ounces apple cider
- 4 ounces vodka
- 1 bottle ginger beer
- 1 bottle Verday LemonGrass & Ginger
- cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish
- Fill two copper mugs with crushed ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider & vodka, shake to combine.
- Pour half of the apple cider mixture into each mug.
- Top each mug with half ginger beer and half Verday.
- Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
In the mood for more fall recipes? Check out my Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe.
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