Organic, Shaken and Stirred: New Book from Paul Abercrombie Offers Eco Cocktail Recipes

Organic Shaken and Stirred[social_buttons]As you plan for a season of holiday parties, why not serve eco-conscious cocktails alongside the organic free range turkey and local pumpkin pie? Get started with Organic, Shaken and Stirred. The drink recipe book by Paul Abercrombie will teach you how to make your home bar green and create 100 amazing concoctions using organic liquors, fruits and mixers.

There’s no need to pour guests a glass full of artificial ingredients, synthetic pesticides included. Instead, with eco tricks, you’ll support sustainable farming and products with eco-friendly packaging. And when friends imbibe in an organic cocktail like a Hot Buttered Maple Rum, Acai-Lum Sangria, Kentucky Christmas or Pineapple Caipirinha with Sweet Lime Espuma, you know they’ll be on board!

Warm up your mixologist skills with the Mysterious Stranger from Organic, Shaken and Stirred.


  • 2 ounces Cuca Fresca cachaca
  • 1 ounce organic tamarind concentrate
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 10-15 organic rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces organic ginger beer or ginger ale
  • 1 sprig organic rosemary

What to do: Add the cachaca, tamarind concentrate, lemon juice and rosemary leaves to an ice cube-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain the mixture into a rocks glass. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with the rosemary sprig.

Cheers to drinking responsibly–in the eco-sense and otherwise!

Photo courtesy of Harvard Common Press

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About the Author

Julie Knapp is a New York City-based freelance writer. Her greenest habit is walking nearly everywhere she goes and she aspires to eat a diet of organic and locally grown food. From searching for organic pet toys to trying out the latest natural beauty products, Julie is always looking for the next great green thing. Aside from green living, Julie writes about beauty, health, fitness, nutrition and parenting. She also writes for,,, Parents magazine and Organic Beauty magazine. Plus she's the founder and editor of her blog,