It's no secret that I'm a lover of cocktails. I'm also a lover of champagne. Neither are that great if you're striving for optimum health and fitness. Unless ...
Apparently a strawberry daiquiri has 1360 KJ, 36g of sugar and has an ABV of around 15% with approximately 5.3 ounces of alcohol.
Compare that to the mimosa which has 418 KJ, 11g of sugar and an ABV of around 7% and you can see that the mimosa is the healthier choice.
A bonus of the mimosa is that the flavonoids in the orange juice can suppress oxidative stress from the junk food you might start eating after you've had a few too many.
Isn't that interesting!
Another great cocktail for someone watching their weight is the vodka soda, with only 400 KJ. But there's a downside to this lovely low calorie alternative (or an upside, depending on your aim I guess). According to the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, alcohol mixed with low calorie mixers can actually get you drunk quicker because extra calories act as a buffer to help slow alcohol absorption.
So if you're conscious about your health and fitness, you don't have to ditch the cocktails completely. There are options!
Are you a cocktail drinker?
What's your favourite cocktail?
Do you ever calorie counted your cocktails?
Information Source: Women's Health Magazine Australia January 2017, www.cocktaildemocracy.wordpress.com/category/cocktail-calculus/, http://www.self.com/story/low-calorie-cocktails, http://theweek.com/articles/467933/how-vodka-sodas-drunker-quicker