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NYC's Best for Healthy Cocktails

Kale-tinis, green juice margaritas, and more can be found at these NYC spots with health-conscious cocktail programs.

  • Candle Cafe West
    • Organic
    • West 80s
    Food
    24
    Decor
    20
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $40

    This Upper West Side vegan standby serves cocktails with a health-conscious bent, like the Green Machine ($14), made with Fair quinoa vodka, kale and celery juices, lemon, pineapple, and Combier orange liqueur, or the Kumquat May ($14), a gin drink made with kumquat and chia seeds and sweetened with agave.

  • The Penrose
    • Irish
    • East 80s
    Food
    22
    Decor
    22
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $34

    During brunch at this Upper East Side gastropub, diners can choose to spike one of the fresh-squeezed juices on the menu (which come with recommended alcohol pairings, like rum for the carrot-ginger) or go for the Beet Bloody Mary ($9), a twist on the classic cocktail made with beet, apple and orange juices.

  • Apotheke
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Chinatown
    Atmo.
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    17
    Cost
    VE

    Drinks are called "prescriptions" here, and made with all local and organic produce and herbs sourced from nearby Greenmarkets and their own rooftop garden. Try the Root of the Earth ($15-18), made with house-made beet-cognac reduction, rum, vanilla essence, agave nectar, and lime.

  • The Wayland
    • Cocktail Bar
    • East Village
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    The high-concept mixology at this Alphabet City cocktail lounge includes drinks like the Garden Variety Margarita, a juice-and-yoga-lover's version of the Mexican classic made with blue agave blanco tequila, ginger, kale, lime, agave nectar, and smoked sea salt ($11).

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