By Claire Stern
Updated Jan 19, 2016 @ 3:15 pm
Green Juice Margarita
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We're knee-deep in January, which means it's prime time to start going lax on those ambitious "no more sugary cocktails" resolutions you made at the start of 2016. But before you make a beeline for the bar, check out this healthy take on the traditional margarita, courtesy of N.Y.C. upscale Mexican restaurant chain Dos Caminos. It includes kale, cucumbers, and apple—the core ingredients of many green juice recipes. "I wanted to create a guilt-free cocktail that people can enjoy," executive chef Ivy Stark tells InStyle. "What better way to drink your veggies than with a little bit of tequila?" She makes a sound point. Read on for the full breakdown.

Green Juice Margarita


2 oz tequila (we suggest Blanco Tequila, $34;
2 oz spinach juice
2 oz kale juice
1/2 oz ginger juice
Soda water
Salt, for garnish
Mint sprig, for garnish


Combine the first four ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig and salted rim.