Happy Easter! The first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox normally — this day is normally celebrated between March 21 and April 25.
Now, every country celebrates Easter different or doesn’t celebrate it at all. But it’s interesting how all these different traditions came about. Throughout the English-speaking world, many Easter traditions are similar with only minor differences. For example, Saturday is traditionally spent decorating Easter eggs and hunting for them with children on Sunday morning, by which time they have been mysteriously hidden all over the house and garden. Other traditions involve parents telling their children that eggs and other treats, such as chocolate eggs or rabbits, and marshmallow chicks (Peeps), have been delivered by the Easter Bunny in an Easter basket, which children find waiting for them when they wake up. Many families observe the religious aspects of Easter by attending Sunday Mass or services in the morning and then participating in a feast or party in the afternoon. – this information was courtesy of Wikipedia.
Whether you spend the day celebrating the oldest and most important religious holiday to some or you just enjoy painting eggs, and taking a day off of work (thanks Easter) it is quite the magical day. Personally, like most days, I use this holiday to spend time with loved ones. Share the magic with each other, either in a church or on the beach. Living in Florida, I usually chose the latter. Also, I’m a little older now so unfortunately the days of running around searching for eggs are over. That’s okay, I’ll just drink!
I wanted to share this holiday tradition that was created yesterday by me and will most likely continue for the rest of time in my household, since it’s so delicious. Truth be told, I only thought of this drink since with the Easter Bunny normally hiding eggs and kids searching for them, for some reason I immediately thought of carrots? Then I thought of juicing carrots into a delicious nutritional drink. Then I figured I should add some fruits and even alcohol to it, because that would be epic. Right?!
That’s when it came to me, on Good Friday. I know what we’ll do this year for Easter.
We’ll have an alcoholic, carrot/fruit juice drink while laying on the beach. Genius!
- First you want to be sure to wash, trim, skin and remove seeds/pits from all the fruits/veggies.
- When juicing, I usually start with veggies first in order to hide the taste a little as I continue to juice the sweeter items. For details, check out my blog post and you can see my latest “Juicing Video!”
- You’ll notice below I added some fresh turmeric and ginger, put these in last.
- When you’re done with juicing, be sure to strain the excess pulp/foam into another pitcher (your serving pitcher) to ensure you’ve got nothing but juice leftover. Unless you like the pulp, then you’re good to go.
- Lastly, add in about 1/2 the amount of water to the juice you made. For example if you made 20 oz of juice, I like to add about 8-10 oz of water. Since this is pure concentrate, naturally it’s going to be sweet so diluting it will allow you to have more of it and it’ll still taste amazing!
NOTE: The first set of instructions are strictly for making a healthy nutrient-rich juice concentrate. The second part of instructions are for “the sloppy bunny,” an alcoholic drink I created. They’re both great, enjoy!
4 whole carrots (remove greens)
2 whole cucumbers
1 mango (remove core)
1 whole pear (seedless)
2 apples (any, remove core)
1 orange (remove skin)
1 small piece of fresh tumeric
1 small piece of fresh ginger
Should make over 24 oz of juice | Recommend adding 10-15 oz of filtered water to dilute
“THE SLOPPY BUNNY”
Add below ingredients into a shaker:
- One shot of Tito’s Vodka
- Two shots of Malibu Coconut Rum (or any flavor)
- 8 oz of Ginger Sunrise (your juice above)
- Add a couple cubes of ice (we don’t want to water it down)
Shake for a few seconds and pour into a rocks glass over ice.
Add ginger ale or club soda if you prefer a carbonation.
Garnish with a slice of cucumber and/or mint (optional).
…Oh, and Happy Easter or Happy Sunday Funday, whatever you’re into 🙂