During the summer months, cocktails are traditionally our tipples of choice. That said, they tend to suffer a pretty bad reputation in the world of healthy living. The reason? Many of them are packed with sugar.
Here at Pai HQ, we refused to believe that all cocktails deserve a bad name. So, for the sake of looking after the interests of our blog readers we diligently did some digging.
Our mission? To find (and sample) health-conscious concoctions that give cause for celebrations!
The good news: we found some great brands out there creating well-crafted and clean (as they can be!) spirits. Coupled with some super-healthy mixing ingredients, here are summer cocktails that promote wellbeing.
Consuming alcohol can leave you parched, particularly in hot weather. Soda water is an excellent choice for cocktails – it contains no sugar and keeps you hydrated. Cucumber Collins is a seriously refreshing drink that’s ideal for a hot day.
- Shot of Gin (we only use Sipsmith)
- Lots of ice
- Shavings of cucumber
- Soda water
- Elderflower cordial (optional)
- Mix well and serve.
- Take your favourite green juice (homemade or bottled) and add a shot of vodka.
- Shake over ice and serve with lemon.
The main ingredients of a Bloody Mary are just brimming with goodness; this concoction also serves as a fantastic ‘recovery drink’ if you’ve been indulging the night before!
Tomatoes contain a great source of lycopene – an antioxidant powerhouse that wards off a whole host of health complications.
Don’t hold back on the Tabasco either; it contains a high concentration of capsaicin. This raises your body temperature, helping you to burn more calories.
It also contains vitamin C, so it’s perfect for adding liberally – the spicier the better for the ultimate health kick!