Some of today’s newest cocktail creations also turn out to be delectable concoctions to cure whatever ails you – whether a broken heart, a hangover, or simply a thirst for a good drink.

But some of these cocktails are actually good for you, too. And the writers at Lifestyle Collective swear by this refreshing liquid booster to give them an extra energy rush.


Photo: Giles Christopher/Salts of the Earth

Sometimes, you just need a hydrating refreshment that will help with digestion, and what better than this ‘ceviche in a drink’, filled with vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium? It doesn’t get fresher than this.


  • 50 ml (2 oz) pisco
  • 30 ml (1 oz) pink grapefruit juice
  • 25 ml (1 oz) fresh lime juice
  • 100 ml (3 ½ oz) clarified tomato juice or a good quality tomato juice
  • ¼ red chilli, finely chopped
  • Large pinch sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 drops celery bitters
  • 2 large pinches coriander (cilantro), 1 for garnish
  • 1 thumb finely chopped ginger (¾ inside the drink ¼ for garnish)


If making fresh tomato juice, using a juice extractor, juice 5 kg (11 lb) tomatoes. Add 100 ml (3 ½ oz) of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Strain through a muslin and store the juice in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Add all the ingredients except the coriander and ginger to a shaker filled with ice and rock the mix (do not shake). Pour to a highball, with the ice. Add 1 large pinch of coriander and ¾ of the finely chopped ginger to the glass and disperse evenly. Top with ice if needed. Garnish with coriander (cilantro) cress or ordinary coriander, fresh ginger, and fresh mint sprig.