Orange Defense Cocktail
Happy hour + immune boosting ingredients? Yes, please! Try this delish Orange Defense Cocktail which has savory sage and Uncle Matt’s Organic Ultimate Defense Juice with turmeric AND probiotics for an immunity supporting libation perfect for your Fri-yay wind-down!
Sage & Ginger Simple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated organic ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 5–6 fresh organic sage leaves OR 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon organic orange zest
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup organic white sugar
Orange Defense Turmeric Cocktail
- Prosecco, chilled
- 1 1/2 ounces gin (or preferred spirit)
- 1/4 cup Uncle Matt’s Organic Ultimate Defense Juice
- 2 teaspoons organic lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons sage & ginger simple syrup
- Orange wedge for garnish
Sage & Ginger Simple Syrup Preparation
1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves.
2. Reduce heat to low and add sage, ginger, and orange zest. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and let steep for 5 more minutes.
4. Pour the cooled syrup through a coffee filter into an airtight jar.
ORANGE DEFENSE COCKTAIL PREPARATION
1. Fill glass halfway with chilled Prosecco.
2. Stir in gin (or preferred spirit), Uncle Matt’s Ultimate Defense, organic lemon juice, and sage & ginger simple syrup (to taste).
3. Garnish with an orange wedge or wheel and enjoy immediately.