3 Healthyish Cocktails for the Holidays and How to Hack Your Drinking.
There are plenty of sites with sugary sweet cocktails for the holiday period, but for those of us who want to ditch the sugar and have just as much fun without the blood sugar highs and lows.
Certain alcohols also produce more toxins in the body than others. You are less likely to have hangovers from moderately drinking low methanol alcohol. Fermented spirits such as vodka, gin, and scotch have lower levels of methanol than wine, and ciders. Some companies that make spirits use production practices that lower levels of methanol, which will be a less of a load in the liver.
Hacking your night out on the booze:
Take 5 activated charcoal tablets before going out, these can reduce the effects of the toxins alcohol produces
Take an activated multi B vitamin before you go out and some extra B12
Eat before you drink, but have a low fat meal with a good amount of protein and vegetables. your body will break alcohol down before fat, so you are more likely to absorb and retain the fat eaten.
Drink low methanol drinks such as good quality gin and vodka with soda and lemon or lime to prevent morning hangovers and liver toxicity.
Be mindful of what you drink and have plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Keep physically active and include alcohol free days during your holidays to give your liver and brain a break.
5 hibiscus tea bags
5 passionflower teabags or 5 tsps of passionflower loose tea
250ml of boiled water
1/2 tsp of stevia
1.25 litres of water
180ml of good quality gin
1 cup of ice
Brew tea for 10 minutes.
Place ice in flitered tea and shake through the rest of the ingredients.
Cold Brewed Coffee Martini
600ml of cold brewed coffee (1 cup of ground coffee brewed overnight in 1 litre of water in a coffee press
270ml of Vodka O
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 TBSP of honey
180ml of Mr Black Cold Brewed coffee liqueur
Shake ingredients in a shaker until frothy and pour through the ice into martini glasses.
Juice 1 lime and 1 lemon 2 TBSP of ACV Mix in stevia to taste (if its extract 1/5th of a teaspoon, stevia leaf ground, 1⁄2 a tsp)
1/2 cup of crushed ice 1/2 of a tsp of salt 1 litre of mineral water or sparkling water
200ml of good quality tequila 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Extra salt for glasses
Salt 4 margarita glasses
Shake up everything in a glass except the cayenne and mineral water.
Pour into salted glasses and top with mineral water.
Sprinkle cayenne on top.