Red Tornado Drink

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In yesterday’s episode of The Doctor Oz Show, April 26, 2010, a bar tender shared this red tornado drink recipe. It’s a great juice recipe and is naturally gluten-free. Made from many fresh fruit and vegetable juices, it sounds so yummy! It was suggested to make in a martini shaker, but I choose to add it to a blender with ice. Add vodka or not. Enjoy!

Red Tornado Drink


Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Red Tornado Drink

A healthy juice blend or cocktail when adding vodka. Seen on The Dr. Oz Show.


  • 2 large leaves of basil, crushed
  • 3 oz. tangerine juice
  • 1-1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. apple juice
  • 1-1/4 ox. beet juice
  • Vodka (optional)


  1. Crush the basil leaves and add to cocktail shaker. I like to add it to a blender and add ice.
  2. Add juices.
  3. Add ice and shake, or blend.
  4. Strain or pour into a glass.
  5. Serve in a martini glass; or if preparing in a blender, serve in a tall glass.
  6. Add a piece of fruit and/or basil to the side of the glass.


If you are seeking a gluten-free vodka, try Chopin. Chopin is made from potato instead of wheat or rye. It’s very pricey. I don’t really care for the taste, but in sweet drinks you do not taste it much anyway.

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