no more v8 for me

no more v8 for me

Granny Smith apples. Romain lettuce. A fresh cucumber. I only eat this stuff when it’s in my margarita. I must say that this is refreshing and quite gorgeous – a bright green in hue. Decorate the rim with a little salt and spike with your favorite silver tequila. They’ll never believe what’s in it.



  • Lime wedge, for rim of glass, plus lime slice, for garnish
  • Coarse salt, for rim of glass
  • 2 ounces Super Green Juice, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau


Super Green Juice

  • 1 to 2 large, juicy lemons, peel and pith removed
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored
  • 2 romaine leaves
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1 cup loosely packed hearty greens, such as spinach or kale
  • Juice, in this order: the lemons, apple, romaine, cucumber and greens, following your juicer’s specific settings for each. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired.



  • Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with a wedge of lime, and then roll the glass at an angle in the salt so that only the outside of the glass is salted.
  • Combine the Super Green Juice, tequila and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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