I'll take tart over sweet any day. In desserts, cocktails, and juices, sharp citrus is a lively component that I never tire of. So I thought I'd type an ode to two of my recent lime-y treasures.
Le citron vert in Hail Merry's Persian Lime Miracle Tart is a welcome end to a spicy meal. If you haven't tried Hail Merry's raw, vegan product line, I highly suggest you grab one of everything, or at least a tart. If I don't have time to make a dessert for a special dinner, I've been known grab a few of these to slice up into bites, along with some coconutty Hail Merry Macaroons, for a dessert platter that transports you to a warmer, more tropical place.
Now that we're somewhere else, I'll bring the subject to happy hour. If I had my way, there'd be green juice at more bars, and I'd often choose it over wine. Exit Dream World!
At home, we often participate in Green Juice Happy Hour. And if a little bit of juice happens to mix with some harder stuff, well, that's just because I live with a mad scientist. His latest cocktail involves fresh pineapple juice, and so does my current green beverage of choice...
Beachy Greens. Good pineapple is tart, highly sweet, but with plenty of pucker. Add a little hit of lime, refreshing mint, and cool greens for this tall glass of passport, please. Only thing missing is sand-between-your-toes.This is why you should use fresh pineapple and never canned...creamy, frothy pineapple juice.
- 2 cups kale
- 1 cup mint
- 6 oz pineapple juice (about 1/4 of a pineapple)
- 1/2 lime
Peel lime. Chop of ends and outside of pineapple and quarter it (don't worry about chopping much, you only need to be able to fit into your juicer). Add ingredients to juicer. I added pineapple first so that I could measure the juice but 1/4 of a pineapple should be sweet enough.