In a perfect world (in which we are not) a delicious cocktails would be calorie-free and never followed by a morning of headaches and nausea. Although an alcoholic indulgence isn’t ever the healthiest option, you can find ways to include them in your isolation without sacrificing your health goals. It all comes down to making good choices when mixing for yourself at home.
For instance, registered dietitian Juliana Shalek, MS, CDN, and founder of The Nutrition Suite recommends avoiding drinks that contain juices, simple syrups, sweet vermouth, and liqueurs like Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, and Amaretto when choosing a cocktail. The healthiest drink to make? Vodka or tequila with soda water and a lemon or lime, she says. Not only are cocktails like these low in sugar, carbs, and calories, but they’re also stronger than say, a glass of wine (meaning, you’ll probably end up drinking fewer over the course of an evening).
The Wonder List will be brining you a cocktail everyday, some non-alcoholic and nutritious and the others… well just to get you though.