Cucumber and mint are common cocktail ingredients, but this one is a little more unusual thanks to the addition of delicate rice wine vinegar and shiso, a mint relative that's often used in Asian cuisines.
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This dairy-free creamsicle smoothie (think Orange Julius with a little more oomph) uses puréed whole kumquats for the citrus component.
This smoothie satisfies all my not-too-sweet breakfast desires with a spicy kick of jalapeño, creamy avocado, a hearty helping of greens, and some tropical flavors to round things out. The end result is a slightly-tart, veggie-packed, green smoothie that doesn't taste too 'green.'
I've paired pumpkin with a natural fall partner: apple cider vinegar. The flavors are pumpkiny with a hint of cinnamon and ginger to very gently remind you of pie season, without hitting you over the head with the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavors that are so common at this time of year.
This extra-thick milkshake has all the flavors of a classic Snickers bar: caramel, chocolate, and peanuts. Unsweetened cocoa powder works to add a punch of chocolate flavor without amping up the sippable dessert's sweetness.
Smooth peanut butter and butter pecan ice cream create layers of nutty flavor in this sweet, salty take on the classic peanut butter cup.
A thick, frosty blueberry shake made with frozen kefir cubes and fresh ginger.
A sophisticated take on peaches and cream, this 3-ingredient smoothie combines fresh peaches, basil, and frozen kefir cubes.
Fresh raspberries and mint are blended with cubes of frozen kefir plus a little honey for balance in this frosty, fresh smoothie.
This shake has a generous amount of goat cheese, layers of flavor, and is topped off with a few big turns of freshly ground black pepper for a perfect savory finish.
Figs and balsamic vinegar are a classic pairing, and make a remarkably delicious soda.
This subtly sweet vegan smoothie makes the perfect summer breakfast: ultra-creamy with a hint of grassy green tea powder, it's delicious enough to double as dessert.
The balanced and decidedly tropical flavors of this friendly green smoothie are just the ticket to a relaxed state of mind.
Summer's the time to break out the blender for morning smoothies—the weather's hot and the fruit is ripe. Get out of your berry-and-yogurt rut with this ultra-creamy smoothie using a usually-savory ingredient: avocado.
When the weather's warm, a cold blender drink makes the perfect breakfast. This one even blends your morning joe right in there with the fruit and nuts.
This refreshing non-alcoholic pitcher drink takes spicy ginger beer and pairs it with a tangy rhubarb syrup and plenty of fresh lime. It's a great option for a brunch crowd.
This smoothie is like a PB&J sandwich and a glass of milk all in one.
Mexican-style horchata made with rice and almonds gets a jolt from dark-roast coffee beans and spicy cinnamon sticks.
Mexican-style horchata made with rice and almonds gets a southeast Asian-style lift from bright lemongrass and ginger.
Mexican-style horchata made with rice and almonds gets an infusion of fresh strawberries for a fruity, pastel-hued beverage.