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Thirsty Thursdays with Bolthouse Farms

Thirsty Thursdays with Bolthouse Farms

IMG_5164For those of you that have been following my moves on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I've been in Boston. I'll be back in Los Angeles in a week. On my down time, I've been testing out these new Bolthouse Farms drinks on my daily walks to the boat house. Isn't the view so serene? IMG_5168If you follow what I eat, you probably have noticed I've been on quite the acai bowl and fruit binge lately. I'm defintely not a health nut, but I genuinely think that acai bowls and fruits taste great. I've kind of been on a journey to find the best one out there and then I found a great alternative in drink form!

A really cool drink I tried was the Acai +10 Superblend. I've never tried a drink with so many fruits in one drink before! It had a total of 11 super fruits and exotic fruits that I normally only get to eat when I'm traveling abroad. It has Acai Berries, Noni Berries, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Blueberries, Mangosteens, Seabuckthorn, Yumberries, Black Currants, Goji Berries, and Bilberries all packed into that tiny bottle. How cool is that? Also, if you're not into drinks that are too healthy, then I'd recommend at least trying their Watermelon Mint Lemonade. It was so good! I finished the whole bottle myself in no time. I hate drinks that are overly sweet and artificial tasting.

Make sure to check out Bolthouse Farms' website to see all the cool products they have. Another way to use these juices is to use them in cocktails and cocktails. So in honor of Thirsty Thursday, every Thursday from now until July 30th, Bolthouse will be hosting a livestream on Periscope and Meerkat with LA's best bartenders. Fans will be able to watch and interact in real time on Periscope and Meerkat with L.A.’s drink personalities as they share bar stories, answer questions and create new summer cocktail (and mocktail) recipes using their favorite seasonal ingredients. Last week's host was Josh Goldman (Belcampo Meat Co., Soigné Group). Future series hosts will include “Godfather of Cocktails” Vincenzo Marianella of Copa D’Oro and The Independence; Joseph Brooke of Spike’s “Bar Rescue” fame and winner of "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Best Bartender" reality show; and Matthew Biancaniello, known for his culinary cocktails at bar programs across Los Angeles and author of the forthcoming cocktail book, “Eat Your Drink.” Bolthouse Farms Livestream 1The Borscht Belt

  • 1 1/2 oz Linie Aquavit
  • 1/2 oz Clear Creek 2yr Apple Brandy
  • 2 oz Bolthouse Daily Roots Shrub*
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 salted honey syrup
  • 1 barspoon creme frache

Combine all ingredients in a tin and dry shake to emulsify. Add ice to tin and shake long and hard. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with fresh cracked black pepper on top. *Mix equal parts Bolthouse Daily Roots juice, evaporated cane juice simple syrup (1:1) and ver jus together in a container.Bolthouse Farms Livestream 2Fozzie Bear

  • 4 oz Bolthouse Daily Roots Shrub
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz salted honey
  • 5 dashes Extinct Chemical Company Acid Phosphate (optional)
  • 1 1/2 oz soda water

Combine all ingredients into a tin and shake medium long and medium hard. Add soda water to the tin and strain into a collins glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon wedge.

Josh's first recipe is a cocktail and the second is a cocktail. The livestream will take place on Periscope and Meerkat starting next Thursday and then every Thirsty Thursday at 3:30pm PST until July 30. Recipes will be available on @BolthouseFarms social channels following each lifestream.

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FYI:  Bolthouse Farms graciously provided me with juices to test. All comments and opinions are strictly my own.

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