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La Verdita: A Zero-Proof Highball

zero-proof highball La Verdita from Justine

You won’t miss the booze in this tart and verdant highball

New Orleans French brasserie Justine offers a slew of spirit-free alternatives to counter the cocktail offerings in the Crescent City. One such favorite is its no-alcohol version of the restaurant’s popular tequila cocktail, the Green Goddess. But you won’t miss the booze in this tart and verdant zero-proof highball, which is made with pineapple juice, mint, cilantro, and jalapeños and topped with tonic water.


  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:black lava salt rim, dehydrated lime wheel


Combine all of the ingredients, except the tonic water, in a shaker and shake briefly. Strain over fresh ice into a glass rimmed with black lava salt, and top with tonic water. Garnish.

VerditaCombine 33 oz. of pineapple juice, 1 oz. of fresh lime juice, 1 handful of mint leaves, 2 bunches of cilantro, 2 jalapeños (remove the tops but not the seeds), and a pinch of kosher salt in a blender. Blend until the mixture is dark green. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bottle. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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