I know it’s still winter, but with the bursts of sunshine peeking through last week, I have been really craving a refreshing drink! This one is Whole30, Vegan, and Paleo, so it ticks off all those wellness boxes – not to mention the added benefits of our MedPac oil (with CBD and MCT oil!) !
I recently started my Whole30 journey, so the next few recipes you see from me will be compliant with the program. This means they will be allergen free, all natural, and have no sweeteners. It’s up to you whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing!
However, feel free to add vodka or gin to this one! It is a very colorful mocktail, so if you want to kick it up and show off your skills with a cocktail, I won’t stop you. I promise not to judge you either.
This one does take a little patience, or prep, with the mint ice cubes. Plan to start those 3 hours before you want the drinks, or stick them in the freezer the night before.
- 3 mint ice cubes per glass
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds per glass
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves per glass (de-stemmed)
- 1-2 large pineapple chunks per glass
- 1 bottle seltzer water
- 1/4 cup packed mint leaves, chopped
- about 16 oz filtered water
Start with your mint ice cubes. They will need at least 3 hours to freeze. Spread the chopped mint evenly throughout your ice cube tray. Fill with filtered water. Place them in the freezer, and allow your ice cubes to set.
Once your ice cubes are ready, muddle the mint with pineapple, and 1-2 droppers full of MedPac Regular flavor.
To Muddle: Choose a glass with a thick bottom (so it doesn’t break). Put your mint leaves in first, followed by your pineapple chunks, and drop the oil on top. Using a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin), slowly press down and twist on the mint and pineapple. You should see the juice from the pineapple flesh come out, and you should get a strong scent of mint. Once your kitchen smells minty fresh, it’s done! Take care to be gently in this process, because if the chlorophyll from the mint is released, you will get a bitter taste.
After muddling the pineapple, mint, and MedPac, layer your pomegranate seeds into the glass. Place your mint cubes on top of the pomegranate seeds. Slowly pour in your seltzer water to the top. Give it a few stirs, and you are good to go! Make sure you drink every last refreshing drop, so none of the CBD goodness is wasted.