A healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to signal a life without alcohol. In fact, the opposite rings true as it’s all about the balance in 2021, right?
Why choose a gut-bloating beer or sugary-sweet, calorie-loaded mixer when the selection of a more considered cocktail – ccomplete with low calories and fresh fruit – can add to your sense of wellbeing and immunity?
Creating conscious cocktails with ‘top shelf’ alcohol and beneficial, natural ingredients gives you the chance to enjoy a relaxing drink or two with your mates that complements – not competes – with regular workouts. Just remember, the addition of over-processed syrups can cause inflammation in your body and who needs that to interfer with fitness goals?
A clean-based cocktail can help you strike the delicate balance between enjoying yourself on a Friday night while not undoing the massive effort you put in being healthy during the week.
We all know moderation is key to nailing your goals and making small changes can actually be much more productive longterm. So at the next BBQ, take a more considered approach to your drinks order and choose fresh flavours over calories.
Enjoy one of these clean-based cocktails, powered-up with the addition of high-nutrient ingredients of grapefruit, peppercorns and lime.
30 ml Patrón Silver Tequila, 100ml pink grapefruit soda, Wedge of lime
MIX & SIP Setting out the ingredients actually takes longer than making this one! Fill up a tall glass with lots of ice, pour over the Patrón Silver tequila and then simply top up with the tangy, fresh and natural grapefruit soda. Stir and add the garnish of lime. If you are up for a bit of extra zing, squeeze in the lime before you sip.
Gin and Light Tonic Twist
30ml Bombay Sapphire, 100ml Light Tonic, 8 Peppercorns, Slice of orange
MIX & SIP This takes the standard gin and tonic next-level and adds some heat! Crush all the anti-oxidant rich, spicy peppercorns in the base of a glass. Add Bombay Sapphire and light tonic, fill with ice and stir. Garnish with a slice of sweet orange.
The Cononut Goose
30mL Grey Goose Vodka, 100ml coconut water 2 x lime wedges
MIX & SIP This one is obscenely easy and equally delicious. Add the Grey Goose and coconut water (AKA nature’s Grey Goose) to a tall glass and squeeze in some lime. Keep things cool with ice and garnish with another lime wedge. Done.