Cold Pressed Cocktail Recipes

  • by Ari Sexner

Cold-Pressed Cocktails

The easiest way to add cold-pressed juice into your favorite cocktail is to consider the flavor profile of the drink you want to recreate. If it is on the savory side, try to use more vegetable juices to replace some of the pre-made mixes. Or if it’s sweet, try out some different types of fruit.

In this post I wanted to present a few of my favorite cold-pressed juice cocktails (with or without alcohol).

All recipes are by whole-fruit weight.

Warm Apple Cider

During the colder time of year, nothing beats warm apple cider, especially if you make the fresh pressed apple cider yourself. I like mine with plenty of spice, and the addition of a little citrus to balance out the sweetness of the apples. A little ginger adds some nice heat to the mix.

Recipe yields around 1 gallon of juice, Add spices to juice and serve warm.

  • 14  LB Apple, (I prefer combining half and half Fuji and Red Delicious)
  • 3    oz Ginger
  • 4    oz Orange
  • 4    oz Lemon
  • 4    Each cinnamon stick (or 2 TBL ground cinnamon)
  • 4    Each pieces of whole clove (or 1 tsp ground)
  • 1    tsp Nutmeg
  • Optional: Spiced Rum
Warm cold-pressed apple cider with spiced rum


This green juice recipe tastes very similar to tomato juice. With the addition of horseradish we were on our way to making a green juice version of the Bloody Mary. Check out this recipe in our new recipe section here: Healthy Green Bloody Mary Recipe

Recipe yields around 1 gallon of juice

  • 3.7 LB Kale
  • 3.7 LB Cucumber
  • 3    LB Green Apple
  • 19  oz Celery
  • 9.5 oz Lemon
  • 4    oz Ginger
  • 1    oz Fresh Horseradish Root
  • Hot Sauce to Taste
  • Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
  • Optional: Vodka
Bloody Mary made with green juice
Bloody Mary made with green juice

Watermelon Mojito

This one is versatile, You can switch out the watermelon with pineapple and green apples if you prefer. I enjoy the watermelon and I usually do not peel it because most of the hydrating benefits and nutrients from the watermelon juice is contained in the rind.

Recipe yields around 1 gallon of juice

  • 9    LB Watermelon
  • 2    LB Cucumber
  • 12  oz Lime
  • 4    oz Mint
  • Optional: Rum
Cold-pressed watermelon mojito
Cold-pressed watermelon mojito

Beet Lemon Drop Martini

This recipe is great with or without the alcohol. The pears and apples can be substituted for similar varieties of each, based off availability or preference.

Recipe yields around 1 gallon of juice

  • 6.25 LB Red Beets (green tops removed)
  • 5    LB Pear, Bosc
  • 5    LB Apple, Fuji variety preferred
  • 2    LB Lemon (rind removed)
  • 8    oz Ginger
  • Optional: Vodka

Tip: If the beets are small I cut the top and bottom off before weighing them. This is because sometimes when the beets are small they tend to give a different flavor from juicing too much of the tail end of the roots.
Cold-pressed beet and lemon drop martini

Drink and enjoy!

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About The Author

Ari Sexner is a classically trained chef who has worked at some of the finest dining restaurants in America, and eventually made his way into cold-pressed juice, developing the first USDA Certified Organic juice program on the Las Vegas strip for Bellagio Hotel. He currently works as a full time consultant, guiding new cold-pressed juice companies through kitchen planning, operations, recipe creation, food costing, sourcing ingredients, HACCP and SSOP programs, USDA Organic Certification, and more.

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9 Responses

  1. Sounds delicious!! Thanks for the recipes!! Hope you have a happy holiday!


  2. Great recipies


  3. This sounds great and I will make 2 or 3 of these for a Solstice celebration we plan on having on the 21st of December.


  4. Hi,

    Can you please provide any guidance on how to produce a quality tomato juice with the X1.



    1. Andy, the best way we have found is to use the largest tooth blade on a slow speed (35 hertz) to grind the tomatoes, and press them in the fine weave bag very slowly. Tomatoes are one of the more challenging fruits to press because they can clog the press bag. Just scrape the inside of the bag using a spatula or spoon to keep the juice flowing.


  5. Thanks for this post all juices are looking very delicious and very attractive. I am also working on this kind of website may be you like this site.


  6. What’s the best way to properly warm the juice?


    1. For the cider, I like to just keep it in a pot on the stove or induction just below boiling, They also have beverage warmers similar to how they would store coffee, where you would use a sterno to keep warm as well.


  7. Very good