The best natural green colourant for your cocktails!
Hello my dear readers! spring is fast approaching outside in the green parks of the city and I get inspired by this marvellous calming atmosphere and taking some time responding your interesting question on “how to give a natural green colour to your cocktails” and drinks in order to create the Best Cocktail for the spring and summer season !
I will show you how we re-think a classic iconic green GRASSHOPPER cocktail! Using a natural superfood powder, that gives us the opportunity to achieve the best colour and boosting the nutritional value of our drink, not only alcohol on Dedycated!
Refrain from using green liqueurs and artificial colours!
I am sure you have heard of those very very super green alcoholic liqueurs that 1-2-3 give you an incredibly fascinating shiny green colour, let’s take as an example the lovely GREEN CHARTREUSE or the famous MIDORI melon liqueur! As suggested from this interesting article from “the spruce eats” there is an introduction on how to easy add some colour to your cocktails!
Still… nowadays I am not sure wether my consumers and most importantly, my reader would be up to colour their drinks with Absinthe? Would you?
I think this is One of the most alcoholic and critiqued alcohol on the market, as a colourant in my spring-summer new cocktail list?
… I am still not sure, it would mean adding an incredible amount of alcohol and a significant kick of aroma of herbs and plants, not always pleasant to the palate
Yes those liqueurs are still on the market, and I am sure they serve the purpose and they have done the job for the last decades …that’s ok ! Helping the old school barman creating boozy concoctions, OUT OF TREND now!
I still use them at the bar of the Ritz hotel, where I work… but I can ensure that they are so potent and so overcharged of flavours that sometimes people and especially young consumers, or ladies REFRAIN from ordering a cocktail with these…
Reason? Because we are going towards the big change, the times where we colour our drinks with liqueurs are out-of-date…
Solution? I absolutely recommend to go natural, as usual, as always! Preferring natural and organic alternatives!
Why don’t we choose natural colourants?
I don’t know any other solutions when it comes to colour cocktails, decorating drinks and adding a natural chromatic effect to the cocktails … it is my passion and is the philosophy at Dedicated
Let me show you how I created a twist on the classic Grasshopper cocktail, (photo)
with a simple trick, that you can try at home, replicate, and maybe adjust in your own style
My friends, we have the great chance of using the product that mother nature offers everyday ! Let me introduce you the Spirulina !
I am talking about the new, the most creative and original way to throw a natural
The trend of reducing alcohol in our cocktails and adding flavour, colour and aroma with natural and organic ingredient, is my philosophy at Dedycated!
Spirulina grasshopper cocktail Recipe
Spirulina Grasshoper Cocktail
30 ml low fat yogurt
5 g Spirulina powder
30 ml cacao liqueur
30 ml plant based milk, soya or almond.
Interesting facts about spirulina, great to know!
This natural alga is naturally sourced from both salty or sweet water, and cultivated worldwide, nowadays it’s very common to be associated with superfoods based diets, and veganism, being one of the richest vitamin especially of the B-group, source of minerals, energy and carbs,
The first rule when using a new ingredient such as this … is to choose something that have a certain nutritional value, a good protein intake, and a creativity that spouses as much as possible the theme of superfoods!
is the case of the now popular “spirulina”
this magic potion precious source of vitamins, iron and calcium (taken regularly it winks at those who carry out a vegan diet), Certainly spirulina is a precious source of protein, at sam weight we notice 70% more essential fatty acids than those naturally contained in fish.
Availability on the market and costing?
Very often the question is .. “how , where and how much” does this thing cost? And is it a seasonal product? Can we buy it online? does it have any major impact on the final drink cost?
- Starting from where to source: buy it from any natural health shop, such as Whole foods, Holland and barrett, in the high streets, or just order it online from amazon on this link;
- Is it a seasonal product? Absolutely not, at all… it is available all year round.
- Any major impact on costing? It retails at an average of 11 £ per 100g and this is less than any alcoholic colourant, and allows you to create more drinks, with less product