Drink Clean Cocktails in a Dirty World

Beth Nydick Clean Cocktails

My name is Beth Nydick, I bring a clean-living mindset to craft mixology by helping people upgrade their favorite cocktail/mocktail with healthy and nutrient-dense recipes so they can enjoy their favorite beverage without running all the hard work they have done at the gym and the kitchen table.

I spent years supporting women in eating clean and feeling healthy but always came up against the same question;


When can I have a cocktail?

After being a bartender in college and mixing drinks for myself and my friends. I came up with cocktail recipes that not only have less sugar but have nutrient-rich ingredients.   

All the recipes use nothing but naturally low-calorie spirits; fresh juices loaded with vitamins; gentle sweeteners like honey and maple syrup; and anti-inflammatory spices like cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric―the perfect alternative to drinks that are typically loaded with refined sugars, artificial flavors, and dyes.

You can call me your Tispy Fairy Godmother; clean cocktails / mocktails are my passion and I hope to bring clean living and drinking to you. 

Most of the ingredients in our recipes even offer health benefits, such as ginger (better digestion) or cilantro (good for detox). Some even believe that vodka boosts metabolism. We’ll drink to that! 

Here is your first CC Cocktail. Please tag me when you post your creations – @BlueBarnKitchen

My Favorite:

The Day Drinker

This cocktail is sunshine in a glass. Loaded with the strong antioxidant vitamin C, fresh grapefruit juice has a limited effect on blood sugar levels, according to Harvard Medical School. We like to think of The Day Drinker as the perfect immunity booster when typhoid hits your house. You could tote this one to t-ball games but bring extra for your friends….sports moms always covet!

Serves 1
Recommended Barware: Rocks

❏    1/2 lemon, cut in quarters
❏    ½ teaspoon. coconut sugar
❏    3-4 fresh sage leaves, bruised
❏    2 oz. gin
❏    2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

1.    In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon, coconut sugar, and sage until sugar dissolves.
2.    Pour gin and grapefruit juice into the mixture and shake with ice for 10 seconds.
3.    Strain into a rocks glass.
4.    Garnish with fresh sage and a wedge of grapefruit.


- Beth Nydick- Beth brings a clean-living mindset to craft mixology. She is a nutritionist, speaker, and co-writer of the critically acclaimed “Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist”, which has been in featured in OPRAH, Parade, Forbes, Inc., Nylon Magazine, Tori Burch, and  Better Homes and Gardens plus she has had appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The Chew, and The Tonight Show. Upgrade your cocktails or mocktails by taking out all the harsh chemicals and sugars then replace them with natural ingredients so you can indulge while maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Become your own mixologist today by getting her latest cookbook at your local bookstore or on Amazon.

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