PRINTABLE

PLANNER

GET THE FREE

SEARCH THE BLOG

Most of us enjoy a delicious cocktail, but how many of us consider what the ingredients of our cocktail are doing to our health? If we strive to be consistently healthier in even small ways, we’ll create a much healthier lifestyle for ourselves…

DIY, Food & Drink

9 Ways to Make Healthier Cocktails

February 6, 2018

By Sarah

COMMENTS

SHARE

STYLED STOCK
COLORING PAGES

01

FREE PLANNER
LIFE CHANGERS

Let's STAY IN TOUCH

A friend once called me a
crafty ass bitch and I loved it. I design, make, fix, style, cut, build, hammer, sew, solder, mix, weave, paint, photograph, edit, measure, pour, cook, plan, organize, repurpose & more.

My ultimate superpower is freakish amounts of patience. It's allowed me to endlessly tinker with design, DIY, photography and the gold old internet (which I'm so grateful has connected us!) as well as create my own planning and productivity systems. 

My mission is to activate your #SisooSpirit so you can create the life you most desire. Stick with me, I've got some awesome things to share! 

 Hi there!

PRINTABLEs

Organize all your information, create gift tags, labels, stickers, and more....just download & print!

DIY PROJECTS

DIY is my favorite way to grow creative confidence! Check out my many tutorials...

PLANNing

Calling all #planneraddicts!
Sharing what inspires my planning, and lots of printables too!

PRODUCTIVITY

I created a productivity system that will transform how you conquer all your projects, goals & dreams.

I'M SARAH

Top CATEGORIES

02

03

04

LOVE BLING too? 
THE SISOO SPIRIT

05

My life improved on so many levels once I started writing and scheduling all my ambitions. Download the exact planner I use, for free!
Calm your mind with printable coloring pages. More fun and colorful than meditation!
Need stunning styled photography for your website, newsletters or social? SISOO STOCK IS COMING!
Jewelry-making was my first creative love, and 25 years later, I am still obsessed. I love making it, teaching it, selling it and wearing it!
Attitude has the greatest impact on igniting success. Read how embracing the Sisoo spirit during my toughest chapter helped me activate my superlife.

Most of us enjoy a delicious cocktail, but how many of us consider what the ingredients of our cocktail are doing to our health? If we strive to be consistently healthier in even small ways, we’ll create a much healthier lifestyle for ourselves overall.

Here are some ways to make healthier cocktails that are worth raising your glass to:

Avoid the simple syrup.

Sorry Mary Poppins, just a spoonful of *maple syrup*— in the case for healthier cocktails. Maple syrup has a lower glycemic index than sugar–which means it’s digested, absorbed and metabolized slower, and therefore causes a lower and slower rise in blood glucose. Sugar causes spikes and drops in blood sugar which can cause the “sugar crash” (a headache, fatigue, irritability, increased heart rate, anxiety) and can wreak havoc on your body’s insulin levels.

Try just half the amount of maple syrup to start–add more to taste.

Use fresh juice.

You’ll imbibe an abundance of live enzymes, essential minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients by using fresh squeezed or blended juices. FYI, bottled juices are pasteurized (aka heated and processed), which can destroy all the benefits mentioned above. Time to invest in this or this, if only for the healthier cocktails.

Skip soda mixers.

By now we all know how bad sugar is for us, and aspartame might be even worse–it’s been linked to causing increased sugar cravings, brain fog, higher risk for diabetes, cancer in animals, and is generally a highly scrutinized sugar substitute. When in doubt, leave it out!

Add a splash of seltzer.

Try cutting back at least a quarter of the amount of mixer the recipe calls for, and add a splash of seltzer instead. Try this one. You will feel lighter and less full after consuming your cocktail–and bonus points for added hydration.

Add ice.

For each cocktail you drink, aim to drink one glass of water to maintain optimal hydration. Adding plenty of ice to your cocktail (crushed ice, even better) will help you stay hydrated if you don’t follow the 1:1 rule of thumb.

Skip the packaged mixtures.

Packaged mixtures are processed and often have unnecessary ingredients we don’t need in our cocktails: excess sugar, sodium, preservatives, fillers. Opt for clean and simple ingredients by using fresh herbs and spices whenever possible.

Try kombucha as a mixer.

Drumroll for our favorite healthy cocktail base….kombucha. Why not add probiotics and effervescence to your cocktail? Who can be mad at that?

Skip the salt on the rim.

If this altogether ruins your margarita experience, try asking for just a quarter of the rim salted. Did you know that one teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 mg of sodium? That’s the entire day’s suggested intake! Keeping your sodium low helps keep blood pressure regulated and lowers risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke.

Replace tonic with soda water.

Tonic water can make you feel like you’re choosing a healthier option–maybe because it’s called water. But in fact, it’s quite similar to soda. There are 32 grams of sugar in a 12 ounce can of tonic water –compared to 39 grams in a same sized can of Coca-Cola. Skip it!

Making cocktails at home is a great way to be sure your cocktail is the healthiest it can be. And it’s fun to experiment with different ingredients. Invite some friends over and give some new recipes a try. You’ll need this, and below a recipe idea (with our favorite kombucha base!).

The GIN-gerade Fizz

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (use this for grating)
  • 5 ounces GT’s Gingerade kombucha, chilled
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish)

Add gin, fresh lemon juice, and ginger in a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with kombucha. Add lemon garnish. Enjoy and please remember to drink responsibly.

xo!Sarah

SHARE

The comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LEAVE A COMMENT

FIVE life changers for you

Need stunning styled photography for your website, newsletters or social? SISOO STOCK IS COMING!

I created a productivity system that will transform how you conquer all your projects, goals & dreams.

Attitude has the greatest impact on igniting success. Read how embracing the Sisoo spirit during my toughest chapter helped me activate my superlife.

Calm your mind with printable coloring pages. More fun (and colorful) than meditation!

Write down & schedule all your ambitions. Download the planner I designed for you—for free!

Hi I'm Sarah!

A friend once called me a "crafty ass bitch" and I loved it. I design, make, fix, style, cut, build, hammer, sew, solder, mix, weave, paint, photograph, edit, measure, pour, cook, plan, organize, repurpose & more.

My ultimate superpower is freakish amounts of patience. It's allowed me to endlessly tinker with design, DIY, photography and the good old internet (which I'm so grateful has connected us!) as well as create my very own productivity system

My mission is to activate your highest will of courage, determination & resilience for creating the life you most desire. Stick with me, I've got some awesome things to share! 

READ THE SISOO STORY
DESIGNER
DIYER
SISOO STOCK
COLOR TO CALM

01

FREE PLANNER

03

02

04

MPP PROGRAM

05

THE SISOO SPIRIT
Download the Free Sisoo Printable Daily Planner

PLANNING

Calm Your Mind with Free Coloring Printables

COLORING

Free Sisoo Spirit Printable: Download, Print & Frame

WALL ART

FREEBIES FOR YOU

YES I WANT IT!

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Get instant access to the free planner & start planning your success.

Make it Happen.

GET THE FREE PLANNER

DOWNLOADED OVER 100,000 times!

SEARCH THE BLOG

 

SISOOPLANNER

download. print. plan.

DOWNLOADED 100,000+ TIMES!

Tell me where to send the free planner to you below! Includes 7 printables for each day of the week.

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.

 

SISOOPLANNER

download. print. plan.

DOWNLOADED 100,000+ TIMES!

Tell me where to send your planner!

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.

 

CALM YOUR MIND WITH Coloring.

Sign up below and I'll send you this free coloring printable! Just download, print & color!

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.