If this past election cycle has sapped your energy, I get it. As we peel ourselves off the couch and put down the remote (and the smartphone) let’s aim to get outside in the fresh air. I’ve been gravitating toward healthy choices these days, and this refreshing mix of watermelon, mint, and lemon juice is as healing as it is delicious. It’s got a touch of sweetness, but keeps a tart, cooling profile that quenches like no other. Unlike the electoral college, this vitamin C-packed wonder is oh so simple and oh so necessary.
• Seeds’ Mint, Watermelon, and Lemon Cold Pressed Juice—$7; 1133 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.
Two is intimate, three’s a crowd. Five is a circus. The power of four? That’s a perfect party. In this screw-top red, four varieties mingle together, not unlike an awesome double date. Structured petite sirah and the spice of syrah blend with the fruitiness of grenache and rustic charm of mourvedre. Pair this punchy party aged 16 months in French, Eastern European, and American oak with weeknight pasta dishes or even take-out pizza. Prepare to be entertained!
• Vina Robles 2013 Red4—$17; 3700 Mill Road; Paso Robles.
Hayley Thomas Cain is ready for a healthy, fresh start this 2017. Send your juice faves to firstname.lastname@example.org.