Skip the soda, and rethink tea and fruit juice. The Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin and the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok have the right idea when it comes to alcohol-free sipping: put the same care into these as you would with alcoholic concoctions, and then add that healthy twist.
Photographs courtesy Chiva Som Resort, Hua Hin
A natural high: arrivals at Chiva Som are greeted with chilled lemongrass tea.
- 5 oz freshly juiced or blended pineapple
- 1 small banana
- 1 oz honey
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 4 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth and pour into glass.
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- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- 2 oz green apple juice
- 2 oz broccoli
Blend all fruits, veggies and juices in a blender. Garnish with pineapple wedge and, if available, orchid.
Agave syrup can be substituted for honey.
These are also great “ice breaker” drinks for outdoor Sunday brunch in warmer climates and hotter months, especially as they are not overly sweet.