Opening Our Veggie Cocktail Series with the V-9 from @mercaditoChi!

Mercadito V-9


Since we tend to focus on sugary desserts and drinks here at Sugar Loco (duh, right?), we figured we’d help out our more health-inclined viewers with some healthier cocktails. Don’t worry, they’re still delicious – but since they have veggies in them, you’ll have more of an excuse to indulge!

We’ll start with a new veggie cocktail from Mercadito in Chicago. The brainchild of their mixologists, the Tippling Bros. (Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay), it’s like the V-8 juice we all grew up with – but one better! I guess the folks over at V-8 didn’t think to add everyone’s favorite ingredient , alcohol!

Seriously though, this drink is chock-full of the the nutrients we all need to continue to live long, happy lives of eating delicious desserts all day. (Wait…not everyone does that? Am I supposed to be eating non-dessert foods?). Give this drink a try, and if you’re not feeling healthier as soon as you finish it I guess you’ll just have to keep drinking them till you do!



  • 2 oz. herradura blanco
  • 1 oz. super juice (kale, cilantro, pineapple juice and ginger root)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. agave nectar

Shake all ingredients and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with cilantro leaf.

Like this veggie cocktail from Mercadido? Think you can come up with a better one? Stop by their Facebook page or Twitter feed and let them know!

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