There are few things a girl loves more than a great cocktail. The only bad thing about a cocktail however, are the calories we intake from the processed mixers and sodas.  We try to be healthy, but sometimes cranberry juice just gets old and soda has been way overdone (you know it’s true Hollywood people!). It’s amazing it’s taken us this long to discover the new amazing alternative to making a healthy cocktail, ALTAR Herbal Martinis!

ALTAR Herbal Martini is the first Herbal & Botanical Mood Mixer – and it’s so delicious you don’t even need the alcohol.  The flavors can be enjoyed alone as an “Herbal Martini” or paired with fine spirits for an all natural herbal cocktail mixer. A healthy cocktail is not an oxymoron!

Here are some of the reasons we’re obsessed:

· Under 40 Calories Per Serving
· 100% All Natural
· Made with Organic Ingredients
· Gluten-Free
· No Artificial Flavors or Food Coloring
· No Refined Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup or Cane Syrup

The TGIFguide team discovered ALTAR at the Beauty Bash hosted by Exhale mind body spa, and we were super excited to learn about how and why these products came about :

[highlight color=”red”] SOME HISTORY [/highlight]

In the early 1800’s, apothecaries invented the first cocktail. Mixologists experimented and evolved the craft by combining flavors and ingredients from their local gardens in an effort to create the perfect drink. In the last 200 years, the landscape has evolved and the cocktail culture has gone global opening a new era for a sophisticated, complex, and inventive beverage.  ALTAR is about a dialogue of discovery, a journey of taste and a note of a flavor. It is about honoring the world’s most scared ingredients and experiencing new flavors and unique pairings.

[highlight color=”blue”] HOW IS ALTAR MADE?  [/highlight]

There are five flavors or “moods” in the ALTAR collection: APHRODISIAC, BLISS, CHI, CHILL, and RESTORE. Each is a colleague of single estate teas, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and botanicals and consists of 13-24 totally unique ingredients per recipe.  Each ALTAR ingredient is thoughtfully sought, grown, harvested and procured in order to create the finest and purest beverage.

ALTAR is the first all-natural non-alcoholic beverage, and any of the delicious flavors can be enjoyed at restaurants, lounges, spas, fitness centers or even at home without the alcohol.  Each of the five specialty mixers has a suggested pairing with either premium Vodka, Gin, Champagne, Bourbon, Brandy, Cognac, Tequila or Rum.  We’ve scored some secret recipes for our readers to try at home!

Ok – we know you already can’t wait to try the APHRODISIAC flavor – and you can get that and the rest of the collection by clicking here!!

Cheers to healthy drinking!


Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.