Planning an eco-friendly wedding or fabulous green soiree? Or, how about just liking the idea of helping out the earth while sipping a tasty cocktail? Well, good news, drinking just a single "Plant a Tree Lemontini" will not only elminate the average
Americans carbon footprint for the day, but for every bottle of TRU
Vodka that is purchased, a tree is planted in the Rain Forest of Central
Organic "Plant a Tree Lemontini" (serves 1)
- 1 Organic Lemon
- 1 ounce Organic Simple Syrup
- 2 ounces Organic TRU Vodka
- Organic Sugar for the rim of the martini glass
- Mint Sprig and Lemon slice for garnish
To prepare the Organic Simple Syrup: Pour 1/3 cup of water and
1/3 cup of Organic Sugar into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring
continuously. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let
To make: Squeeze the juice of one medium size Organic Lemon into a
cocktail shaker. Add 1 ounce Organic Simple Syrup. Add about 1 cup of
ice to the shaker and pour 2 ounces of TRU Vodka over the ice. Cover and
shake vigorously. Strain the contents into a martini glass.
*A nice touch is to add organic sugar along the rim of the martini
glass. To do this, rub a lemon slice around the rim to “wet” it, then
dip the glass into the organic sugar on a flat plate or surface.
Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon slice.
Health Benefits: Lemon juice is a natural
fat-burner and also high in vitamin C, which is great for your immune
system. If you own a juicer, it is wonderful to peel the lemon and juice
it. Within the white spongy skin of lemons is limonene, studies of
which have shown to have amazing anti-cancer properties.
The Organic Choice: Like other citrus fruits, lemons are saturated with pesticides and other harmful chemical sprays. These chemicals then seep into the rind and skin of the lemons, which we then consume just by adding a little lemon to water. Buying organic lemons not only allows us to avoid the health risks associated with nasty chemicals, but they also taste better and even have more vitamins and nutrients that non-organic brands.
TRU Vodka: TRU vodka is an exceptionally green
company. From start, to finish, they take steps which make them “the
worlds most carbon negative product” (not to mention their vodka and
spirits are also exceptionally delicious)! To learn more about TRU vodka and how they fulfill their desire to leave the environment in better shape than they left it, click here.
*Plant A Tree Lemontini is an Organic Fit Bar original recipe*
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