Over the past couple of decades, aloe vera has been included in an increasing number of products. This includes foods and beverages.
One trend that is only now starting to take hold is the inclusion of aloe vera in cocktails of different types. An example of a cocktail that is on the forefront of the inclusion of aloe vera in a recipe is the always popular Margarita. If you are interested in giving a cocktail containing aloe vera a go, starting with an easy to make Margarita recipe is ideal.
The Ingredients You’ll Need
There is nothing complicated about the ingredient list that you will need to make an aloe vera Margarita.
2.5 ounces aloe vera juice
2 ounces Agave Tequila
1.5 ounces lime Juice
1 tablespoon honey syrup (the directions for making honey syrup discussed in moment)
Salt, for rimming
You certainly can substitute a different brand of tequila in your own aloe vera Margarita. Agave Tequila has been “tried and tested” in an aloe vera Margarita and it blends nicely.
Making honey syrup is simple. You need only blend equal parts of warm water with honey and stir.
Some people suggest that you can create a Margarita using edible aloe vera gel. While that is a possibility, it’s far easier to prepare a Margarita using widely available aloe vera juice.
Preparing an Aloe Vera Margarita
Making a Margarita of any kind is an easy task, and it’s not harder when you include aloe vera juice as an ingredient. You need only to pour the aloe vera, tequila, lime, and honey syrup into a cocktail shaker. You then shake all the ingredients for about 30 seconds.
In addition, you prepare a glass by salting the rim, if desired. Keep in mind that no all Margarita drinkers want a salted rim.
Once you’ve tended to the rim, you then add ice to the glass. You finish the task by pouring the shaken Margarita into the glass and serve.
Possible Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice
Of course, you really can’t accurately consider a Margarita a health drink. You can make it a bit healthier by paying attention to the ingredients you utilize in making your cocktail. You do a dash of the healthy by including aloe vera in the mix.
Research is ongoing regarding the benefits that can be derived from consuming aloe vera. With that said, there is evidence that consuming aloe vera can provide you with some health benefits.
Aloe vera seems to be helpful in assisting people with digestion issues. It appears to help eliminate stomachaches and may also aid in reducing heartburn. Aloe vera seems to also be helpful in relieving constipation for some people.
Some individuals who regularly consume aloe vera state that it detoxifies the colon and the body more generally. Others maintain that aloe vera can be helpful in regulating blood sugars. There is some suggestion that aloe vera can improve circulation. There are individuals who regularly drink aloe vera juice who believe that it has been helpful in regulating blood pressure.
When it comes to the benefits of aloe vera, some users contend that it has helped them with weight loss. The thought is that aloe vera can assist in increasing a person’s metabolic rate. This can result in burning additional calories.
Of the people that consume aloe vera regularly, there are a number of individuals who contend that it has strengthened their immune systems. Other individuals believe that it has helped to reduce inflammation.
In order to really enjoy health benefits associated with aloe vera, the suggestion is that you consume two to four ounces a day. The Margarita recipe here calls for 2.5 ounces of aloe vera juice. This does meet the threshold for possible health benefits. However, you are consuming it as part of a cocktail. With that said, having an occasional cocktail does not have a negative impact on an individual’s health in most cases.
You certainly do not want to rely exclusively on a cocktail in order to meet a goal you might have set for consuming aloe vera juice for health reasons. Nonetheless, adding it to Margarita is a thoughtful step.
Where to Purchase Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera juice is widely available today. There are a myriad of online resources through which you can order aloe vera juice. In addition, over the past decade or so aloe vera juice has become more widely available at retailers in the brick and mortar world as well. This includes health food stores and even more traditional grocery markets. Big box stores are also stocking aloe vera juice for their customers.
Jessica Kane writes for TIPS Alcohol Training, offering TIPS responsible alcohol service training online for both on and off premise needs.