We know that the weekends can be the perfect time to go out with friends or family to have a cocktail or two. Unfortunately, it can be hard to enjoy yourself when you’re trying to better your health and nutrition, but keep messing up every weekend. Below, we’re going to compare different alcoholic beverages so you can make a better decision when ordering at the bar!
According to this graphic by LiveScience, we can see that one of the “healthier” options is an 80-proof spirit, like a shot of vodka, tequila, or whiskey. Here’s the problem…when you turn that shot into a mixed drink, you risk adding lots of unwanted sugar and calories. So, instead of adding soda, fruit juices, or pre-made cocktail mixes, try using healthier options such as sparkling water with lemon or lime juice. Like it a little sweeter? Mix in watermelon or muddled berries. A little bolder? A few dashes of hot sauce are a great way to kick it up! Try these healthy alternatives next time you’re at the bar to have fun without ruining your diet!