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The newest on-trend gadget for making killer cocktails isn’t a fancy shaker or blender. Tapping into a desire for working only with ingredients you can read on a label, and turning to whole foods whenever possible, it’s a cold-press juicer.
“They preserve the nutrient value of fruits and vegetables while providing exceptional taste and texture,” says Kyle Jones, head chef at Craft Wood Fire Catering in Santa Barbara. “As cold-press juicers do not use high-speed blades and heat that oxidizes the produce, they retain natural vitamins and minerals. This makes them the perfect tool for creating nutrient-rich juices.”
And the resulting cold-pressed juice is a great addition to your next cocktail. “We use Fresh Victor cold-pressed-juice mixers in four of our specialty cocktails,” says Kent Bearden, club manager at Tower Club Dallas. The menu features pineapple and ginger root in the Hawaiian Mule and three citrus and mint leaf in the Make it Minty, for example.