Cold-Pressed Cocktail Recipes

5 Cold-Pressed Cocktail Drink Recipes You Should Try

  • by Goodnature

What’s better than a delicious cocktail? A delicious cocktail made with fresh juice, of course!

This article includes 5 of our favorite cocktails with incredible flavor profiles. They’re more nutritious than typical libations and have no gross/unhealthy ingredients (such as simple syrup). That’s all thanks to the cold-pressed juice in each recipe.

If you don’t have a juice press, don’t worry. Each of these recipes can be made with any type of juicer.  #2 can actually be made with just a citrus juicer!

Cold-Pressed Juice Cocktail Recipes

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  1. Easy & Fast Spiked Apple Cider
  2. Honey Lemon Drop Martini
  3. Healthy(ish) Jungle Juice
  4. Green Bloody Mary
  5. Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

1. Easy & Fast Spiked Apple Cider

When the weather gets cold, nothing beats this hot spiked apple cider recipe with no added sugar. The alcohol is optional, but the tasty-cozy-deliciousness is not.

two mugs of spiked warm apple cider cold pressed cocktail

Yield: 16 oz (two 8 oz servings). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • 17 oz Red Apple (2 1/2 medium apples)
  • 2/3 oz Orange (1 orange slice)
  • 2/3 oz Lemon (1 lemon slice, about 1/6 medium lemon)
  • 1/2 oz Ginger (1″ chunk of fresh ginger root)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (large pinch)
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Clove (small pinch)
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg (small pinch)
  • 4 oz Spiced Rum (2 oz double shot per serving)

Optional Garnishes:

  • 2 pods of Star Anise (1 for each serving)
  • 2 sticks of Cinnamon Sticks (1 for each serving)

Direction:

If you have a typical juicer:

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.
  2. Peel the lemon and orange and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Whisk in the spices.
  4. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat, remove from heat and add the rum.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise pod (optional) and serve.

If you have a juice press:

  1. Wash, weigh and prep the produce.
  2. Quarter the lemon and place in the press chamber of the juice press.
  3. Grind all of the produce except the lemon, which is already in the press.
  4. Press!
  5. Whisk in the spices.
  6. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat, remove from heat and add the rum.
  7. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise pod (optional) and serve.

2. Honey Lemon Drop Martini

Made with cold-pressed lemon juice and honey instead of refined sugar, this lemon drop cocktail is delightfully tart and sweet.

honey lemon drop martini cold pressed cocktail recipe

Yield: 4 oz (one serving).

Ingredients:

To make the martini:

  • 2 oz Quality Vodka (double shot)
  • 3/4 oz Triple Sec (three quarters of a shot)
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice (one tablespoon)
  • 3/4 oz Honey Syrup (one and a half tablespoons)
  • Lemon Sugar (optional glass rim garnish – details below)
  • Ice for shaking

To make the honey syrup:

  • 1 cup Honey (we used raw honey)
  • 1 cup Water (filtered)

To make lemon sugar (optional garnish):

  • 1/2 cup Sugar (granulated)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Zest (from one lemon)

Direction:

How to make the honey syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the honey and water over medium heat and stir until the honey is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour syrup into a glass jar and cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

How to make the (optional) lemon sugar garnish:

  1. Add sugar to a plate then rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers until tinted yellow and fragrant.
  2. Using a lemon wedge, moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass, turn the glass upside down and twist into the lemon sugar. Set aside.

How to make the martini:

  1. Add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, honey syrup and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds or until very cold.
  3. Strain into the martini glass and serve right away.

3. Healthy(ish) Jungle Juice

Our healthy, cold-pressed version of a popular college party drink. This (optional alcoholic) jungle juice recipe is all about fresh produce (including lime juice, pineapple and more) and no processed ingredients.

jungle juice recipe cold pressed drink

Yield: 13.5 oz (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • 6 1/2 oz Carrot (3 medium carrots)
  • 4 3/4 oz Pineapple (1 cup of pineapple chunks)
  • 4 2/5 oz Red Apple (2/3 medium apple)
  • 2 3/4 oz Red Grapes (16 grapes)
  • 1/2 oz Ginger (1 thumb-sized piece of ginger root)
  • 1/3 oz Red Beet (1/10 beet)
  • 1/2 oz Lime (1/2 lime)
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka, Gin, or White Rum (one shot per serving)

Direction:

  1. Wash, prep, and weigh produce.
  2. Prep the pineapple by removing the green crown from the pineapple and cut into chunks.
  3. To prep the beets, remove the top ends and clean the bottoms thoroughly.
  4. Quarter the lime (leaving skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lime and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Grind remaining ingredients together and press.
  6. Mix in your alcohol of choice (optional).

4. Green Bloody Mary

This green Bloody Mary is free from pre-made mixes and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Just whole foods, coming together in a delicious, cold-pressed cocktail.

green bloody mary healthy cocktail

Yield: 12 oz (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • 5 1/2 oz Kale (2 1/2 cups chopped kale)
  • 5 1/2 oz  Cucumber (2/3 cucumber)
  • 4 2/5 oz Green Apple (2/3 medium apple)
  • 1 3/4 oz Celery (1 1/3 medium stalks)
  • 1 oz Lemon (1/4 medium lemon)
  • 1/3 oz Ginger (1″ chunk ginger root)
  • 1/3 oz Fresh Horseradish Root (2/3 tablespoon)
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka (one shot)
  • Hot Sauce (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

Direction:

  1. Wash and weigh all produce.
  2. Cut the lemon into quarters and place directly into the press. If your juicer is not a press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the produce.
  3. Grind and press all remaining produce.
  4. Add hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Coat rim of glass with a lemon and dip in salt, garnish with celery, cucumber, and lemon wheel (optional).
  6. Serve over ice.

5. Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

Put a little sparkle in your holidays with this perfectly balanced cranberry elderflower cocktail. Our cold-pressed cran-apple juice is fused with French liqueur made from fresh elderflowers for a captivating holiday drink experience.

cranberry elderflower cocktail with orange and apple on a wooden serving tray

Yield: 12 oz (three 4 oz servings). Yield may vary depending on produce.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 oz Orange (2/3 medium orange)
  • 1 2/3 oz Cranberry (41 cranberries — about 1/2 cup)
  • 8 oz Red Apple (1 1/4 medium apple)
  • 5 3/4 oz Pear (1 medium pear)
  • 4/5 oz Fennel (1/10 bulb)
  • 4/5 oz Lemon (1/5 medium lemon)
  • 3 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur (about 1 shot per serving)
  • 3 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs (for optional garnish)

Direction:

  1. Wash and prep the produce by peeling the orange, removing the green fronds and stalks from the fennel, and weighing out all the ingredients.
  2. Quarter the lemon (leaving skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Run the remaining ingredients through the grinder and press.
  4. Add the juice and the elderflower liqueur to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake until cold.
  5. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a cranberry and a sprig of rosemary. Makes about three 4 oz servings.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make these recipes, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

What’s Your Favorite Cold-Pressed Juice Cocktail?

Maybe it’s one from this list. Or maybe you have an amazing margarita or mojito recipe. Either way, let us know in the comments below!

Want to browse all of our (non-alcoholic) chef-made juicing recipes? Check out our juicing recipes here!

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