How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

We have noticed the trend of mindful drinking has gone way beyond Dry January.  What was once considered a month-long booze free measure from imbibing endless cocktails during the holidays has turned into a year-round lifestyle.  People want to wake up fresh and ready to take on the day instead of feeling groggy and filled with regret.  It only makes sense as individuals are investing a great deal of time and money in their well-being, including physical, emotional and mental health.  As studies have shown, drinking has been linked with a heightened risk of chronic conditions including liver and cardiovascular diseases and different kinds of cancer.

Many are now focusing on the big picture by developing a healthy lifestyle that incorporates alcohol in a more meaningful way. Mindful drinking does not mean one should give up booze completely, but to stay present and change the way you drink by enjoying cocktails through smell and taste instead of throwing back shots all night.  We have listed a few delicious  ‘Better For You’ cocktails that involve low-calorie concoctions, ciders, or tea that will help you have a healthier relationship to alcohol.

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol
How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

Brooklyn Crafted Liang Cha Herbal Tea

Freshly brewed in Brooklyn, the Liang Cha Herbal tea features simple, natural ingredients in an accessible way that can be enjoyed chilled or hot.  Flavors involve Brown Sugar Ginger, Hawthorn Berry, Hibiscus Flower, Prunella and Ten-Herb.

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol
How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

Brooklyn Crafted Calamansi-Ade

Produced from a small-batch in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Crafted’s new Calamansi-Ade is made with sweet and tart Calamansi citrus offering a refreshing balance while boosting the immune system, detoxifying the body, lowering cholesterol, as well as providing an abundance of antioxidants.  Flavors include Original,  Lite Original, Pomegranate, Mango, and Ginger.

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol
How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

3-Ingredient WTRMLN Strawberry Margarita (Serves 6)

Ingredients:

  • 4 12 oz bottles of WTRMLN WTR+Strawberry
  • ½ cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • Sea salt (for lining rim)

Method:

Combine WTRMLN WTR, lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice to a pitcher, stir well to combine. Line the rim glasses with lime juice and sea salt . Add ice and pour over margaritas.

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

WTRMLN Aperol Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • 2 parts WTRMLN WTR
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • Splash of Ginger beer
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Place a few ice cubes in a wine glass, add the Prosecco or another Brut /sparkling wine, the Aperol and WTRMLN WTR. Next, top with a splash of the ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of watermelon, and serve.

How Mindful Drinking Has Given Us Healthier Alternatives To Alcohol

Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Cider

A refreshing blend of 100% European apples, pears, strawberries and lime zest  Whether served over ice or stirred into a cider-based cocktail, this drink is the perfect toast to the changing seasons.

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