How to Make a Kale-Tini Cocktail

Kale is one of the healthiest foods there is. Mix it with a little vodka, lime and agave for a tasty drink that is chock full of vitamins and minerals. 

Kale-tini Cocktail

Kale-tini Cocktail

cocktail made with kale

Photo by: C.L. Fornari

C.L. Fornari

Ingredients

For two cocktails:

  • 2 cups tightly packed kale
  • 1 cup water
  • juice of two limes
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 1 tbs agave syrup

If you don't have fresh kale in your garden, use organic Tuscan kale from the market to create this bright green, festive cocktail. Tuscan kale, aka lacinato kale or dinosaur kale, is one of the most satisfying vegetable plants to grow. If you routinely harvest the lower, oldest leaves and let the tops continue to grow, you can harvest kale into January.  

Cut enough kale into pieces to fill a 2-cup measure. Cover these pieces with water and place in a food processor or blender. Puree for about three minutes.

Strain the solids out of the pureed kale with a fine sieve, pressing with a spatula to get as much juice from the leaves as possible.

Squeeze the limes and add the lime juice, vodka and agave syrup. Mix well or shake in a mason jar to combine. Pour into glasses over ice. Garnish with a small kale leaf.

The Garden Lady believes that cocktails should be simple to make, avoid day-ahead preparations, and whenever possible use organic herbs and vegetables from the garden.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Scandinavian Beet Cocktail

Bold in flavor and color, this drink is perfect for a holiday brunch, cocktail party or other joyful gatherings. 

How to Make a Rosemary Gin-Ginger Cocktail

On a winter evening you need flavors that are bold enough to match the crisp outdoor temperatures. Try this easy cocktail to warm you up. 

How to Make a Herbin' Orange Cocktail

Looking for a winter cocktail that is high in vitamin C and garden goodness? This one has a complex and balanced range of flavors that give it a tasty kick. 

How to Make a Clementine Stocking Stuffer Cocktail

Clementines are plentiful during the holiday season. Give yourself a tropical delight with this cocktail made with clementines, rum and some zesty herbs. 

Pink Peppermint Cocktail Recipe

Stuck with a slew of swirly, peppermint candy? Here's a delicious (and pretty!) cocktail guaranteed to please.

Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail

Entertain in true winter fashion this holiday season with cocktails made from sweet apple cider and brandy.

How to Make Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon, spice and everything nice make up this sweet homemade treat. 

How to Make Pecan Pie Cookies

A big pecan pie can be too heavy, instead try these small treats for a sweet bite of nutty goodness. 

How to Make Chocolate Orange Linzer Cookies

Combine rich cocoa and savory marmalade to make a tasty treat. 

How to Make Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Two types of chocolate and savory cherries are used to make these rich, delectable treats. 
More from:

Holiday Countdown

On TV

Home Afloat

7:30am | 6:30c
8am | 7c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Saving Spaces

1pm | 12c

House Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30pm | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

House Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c

House Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

House Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

Vintage Flip

11pm | 10c

Vintage Flip

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

Vintage Flip

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.