Cocktails For A Healthier You

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Cocktails For A Healthier You

If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed you can’t drink as much as you could when you were in your 20-30’s. Back then knocking back two or three (five of six) cocktails didn’t seem to have the same effect as it does in your 40’s. It seems now I have three cocktails and I’m wobbling around and feeling pretty terrible the next day.

It’s no secret that having one drink and drinking water the rest of night isn’t that much fun, especially if you’re in a social situation where everyone is drinking. There is a new trend on the bar scene, and many are loving it. People are discovering low-proof cocktails. Not only have people embraced this style of drink, but bartenders are as well. According to Eater, “Most bartenders define low-alcohol cocktails as drinks made with mostly low-proof liquor (under 20 percent ABV), and/or drinks that involve a full-proof spirit rinse, a bar technique in which less than an ounce of a strong ingredient (not always booze) is used to coat or “rinse” the inside of a glass to add extra flavor. After a bartender glosses the glass, he/she pours out the excess liquid.”

The next time your out and want to enjoy some cocktails try one of these and skip the hangover the following day! Additionally, here are a few recipe books I found (here, here and here) they are full drink ideas that are made with low proof alcohol.

Mimosa

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  • Sparkling Wine
  • 2 oz Orange Juice

Add the orange juice to a Champagne flute, fill with sparkling wine.

Aperol Spritz

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  • 4 1/2 oz Brut Prosecco
  • 2 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1 Lime Wheel
  • 1 oz Club Soda

Pour the prosecco into a Collins glass filled with ice. Add the Aperol and lime wheel, and top with club soda.

Americano

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  • 1  1/2 oz Campari
  • 1  1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
  • Club soda

Pour the Campari and vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange twist.

 

 

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