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Earlier this year, our Test Kitchen Manager, Pat, went on a week-long vacation to Playa del Carmen, Mexico with her husband. They danced, laid by the beach, drank and enjoyed numerous beachside cocktails. It sounded like a week in paradise, and as Pat relayed story after tropical story, I started to get a little jealous she got to spend a week on the beach while the rest of us stayed home and went to work.

Playa del Carmen Cocktail from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

But truly, it was great to hear these stories and be transported back to paradise. Pat told me about a cocktail she had in Playa del Carmen, that was sweet and tangy, with lots of citrus and a cool blue wash of color. I thought back to my days as a bartender and together we recreated her favorite drink as closely as possible. The freshly juiced citrus melds perfectly with the sweetness of the pineapple, creating a tropical base for the rest of your cocktail.

Tip: You can make this with bottled juice, but we highly recommend using a juice extractor to get the freshest juice you can. The difference in taste is absolutely worth the bit of extra effort.

Playa del Carmen Cocktail from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Coconut rum is next, then the whole thing is shaken and strained into serving glasses with ice. The last ingredient is what makes the drink so much fun: blue curacao. Pour it over a spoon to prevent it from sinking to the bottom, creating a layered effect. Garnish with an orange slice and you’re all set. You’ve got a drink that looks good, smells amazing and tastes like vacation on the Mexican Riviera.

Until I can make it on another beach vacation, I’ll have to make do with the hot, southern sun and the humid summer weekends. I’ll go to the river, swim in the pool and try to make the best of what I’m given. It’s not Mexico, but the imagination can run wild when you let it, so I plan to mimic a beach vacation by making this amazing cocktail at home. Then I’ll just take a sip, close my eyes and let myself feel the sun on my shoulders and the sand in my toes as I’m transported back to the beaches of Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen Cocktail from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Playa del Carmen
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 large orange, peeled
1 medium lime, peeled
1 medium lemon, peeled
1-inch thick slice fresh pineapple
1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
1 ounce blue curaçao
Instructions
Cut orange and lemon as needed to fit through the chute of the juice extractor.
Juice the orange, lemon and lime; set aside. Juice the pineapple; set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1/4 cup each citrus mixture and pineapple. Pour in rum.
Shake and pour into a glass. Add ice, if desired. Pour blue curaçao over top and let gradually mix into the drink. Serve immediately. Repeat for second drink.
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The Blue Pom-Pom is the perfect brunch cocktail - a mimosa with fresh blueberry pomegranate juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Mother’s Day is coming soon, and people everywhere will celebrate moms with a delicious brunch and lots of warm hugs. If you’re thinking about making brunch instead of going out to a restaurant, we have the perfect Mother’s Day menu planned. Start with delicious Eggs Benedict with Ham and Asparagus and end with something sweet like No-Bake Chocolate Truffles or Individual Ginger-Peach Crisps.

The Blue Pom-Pom is the perfect brunch cocktail - a mimosa with fresh blueberry pomegranate juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 Of course, mom needs a delightful beverage to go with brunch, and nothing goes as well with Eggs Benedict as a mimosa. Fresh juice from a juice extractor makes any mimosa even better, and we love this creative combination featuring blueberries and pomegranates. Mom won’t be disappointed – and neither will you.

The Blue Pom-Pom is the perfect brunch cocktail - a mimosa with fresh blueberry pomegranate juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach


Blue Pom-Pom Mimosa
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
2 cups pomegranate seeds
1 cup blueberries
Champagne
Instructions
Juice the pomegranate seeds and blueberries in the order listed.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add juice mixture.
Shake and pour 2 ounces juice into each champagne flute. Fill glass with champagne.
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The Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor makes easy work of juicing fruits for the perfect fresh fruit juice mimosa every time. Cleanup is quick with dishwasher-safe removable parts.

The Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor makes easy work of juicing fruits for the perfect fresh fruit juice mimosa every time. Cleanup is quick with dishwasher-safe removable parts.

 


Beet Orange Ginger Carrot Juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.comFreshly made juice is ever-growing in popularity, and as it does, people are becoming more adventurous with their ingredients. Long gone are the days of just apple or orange juice. Now, there are so many creative blends that deliver on health AND flavor – a welcome combination!

Beet Orange Ginger Carrot Juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

One of my favorite fruit and vegetable fusions is this juice with beets, oranges, carrots and ginger. It has a gorgeous color, thanks to those beets and carrots, and it has a zingy kick from the ginger. I love waking up to this invigorating juice, and it makes a great energy booster in the afternoon, too.

Beet Orange Ginger Carrot Juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

 


Beet, Orange, Ginger and Carrot Juice
SERVES: 2

We use the Big Mouth® Juice Extractor for the convenience of its extra-wide chute, reliable efficiency and no-fuss cleanup.
Ingredients
1 large beet, trimmed
1 medium orange, peeled
3 medium carrots
1/4-inch thick slice fresh ginger (about 1-inch diameter)
Instructions
Add beet, orange and carrots through the chute of the juice extractor to juice the ingredients.
Stir and serve immediately.
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In the spirit of refreshing our minds and bodies for a new year ahead, we can’t help but think about juicing as a great way to reinvigorate for 2014. These three healthy juice recipes are absolutely delicious – full of vegetables to reboot and recharge your system from the inside out. For more information on juicing, plus lots of tips and advice, read our January Juicing Tips post.

Squashed Pear Juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Squashed Pear
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
2 large carrots
1 large pear
1/2 yellow squash
Instructions
Cut carrots, pear and squash as needed to fit through the chute of the juice extractor.
Juice the ingredients in the order listed.
Stir and serve immediately.
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Dawn Delight juice recipe from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Dawn Delight Red Juice
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
3 large celery ribs with leaves
1 large beet, peeled
1 large Granny Smith apple
Instructions
Cut beet and apple as needed to fit through the chute of the juice extractor.
Juice the ingredients in the order listed.
Stir and serve immediately.
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Ginger Zing from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Ginger Zing
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
2 large carrots
1/2 large apple
1/4-inch slice fresh ginger (1-inch diameter)
Instructions
Cut carrots and apple as needed to fit through the chute of the juice extractor.
Juice ginger first, then carrots and apple.
Stir and serve immediately.
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Juicing Information
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Additional Recipes
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Juice Extractors
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