Perhaps you’ve heard that having an occasional glass of wine over dinner is quite good for one’s health, and drinking alcohol can actually be good for us – of course, if we don’t exaggerate. This is also the case with cocktails. Did you know that registered dietitians recommend vodka or tequila combined with soda water and lemons or limes, because this is one of the healthiest drinks, being low in sugar, carbs, and calories? In fact, it’s even better for us than wine! Having said all this, let’s now list at least four reasons why we should drink cocktails more often, so if you are interested in this topic, keep reading and learn more!
The garnishes give us the Vitamin C
When mixologists use garnishes to make cocktails look even more appealing to us, they mostly use citrus fruits like lemons and limes, and maybe oranges and tangerines in some cases. We like these fruits because they are not just delicious, but pretty healthy as well. They contain a lot of Vitamin C, a strong antioxidant that we are grateful exists. This vitamin reduces the risk of chronic diseases, battles high blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart disease, prevents gout attacks, and does so much more. Even other garnishes, like strawberries, cherries and pineapples are fruits that are very beneficial for our health, not to mention they are so tasty.
If you are a New Yorker who likes to throw parties, you can always rely on the services of a catering company and order different kinds of cocktails, and you even have an option to ask for something that is low in calories and contains a lot of healthy fruity garnishes. Today it’s not difficult to find a remarkable mixologist in NYC at all, and they all know how to make us healthy and delicious cocktails that we love so much. We can even say that they do wonders when they make these drinks, and sometimes what they do truly looks like art.
Some mixers can act as remedies
Mixers are important ingredients that go in cocktails, and they are healthier than you might know. For instance, we have tonic water which contains quinine (this is what creates the bitterness in tonic), and you should know that this is a natural remedy that helps prevent malaria. Furthermore, the ginger that we find in natural ginger beer or ale has anti-nausea, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, but that’s not even all since it also contains vitamins A, C, E, and B, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, potassium, zinc and calcium. It’s a real goodie that does magic when it comes to our health!
Remember that spirits are made from herbs
You will also love spirits more once you learn that they include medicinal properties as well. For example, we have gin that is packed with herbal goodness! It is made of juniper berries, angelica root, citrus peel, rosemary, nutmeg, lemon-grass and sage, and all these ingredients are very healthy, because they can combat infection and they are full of antioxidants. Whenever you feel ill, order a cocktail with gin and you’ll feel better in no time!
Bitters have medicinal properties as well
Lastly, what is a good cocktail without a bitter? And bitters have restorative properties and they include ingredients like orange peel and quinine. They are perfect for those bothered by hiccups and we can use them as a cure for an upset stomach.
If you like cocktails, all these pieces of information will probably make you happy, because now you know that they have benefits for us! From all that Vitamin C we get from enjoying the garnishes to the medicinal properties that mixers, spirits and bitters have, they sure can be quite good for our body, so next time when you go out, you will know exactly what to order!