The Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks to Drink in Moderation

The words “healthy” and “alcohol” are rarely used in a sentence together. Why? Because alcohol doesn’t exactly offer any health benefits. But in moderation, some alcoholic beverages can be better for you than others. Which drinks are we talking about? Read on to find out.

Bloody Mary

Fresh veggies and tomato juice? Count us in for a bloody mary. These tasty morning libations are made with tequila or vodka and V8 juice. Plus, they can include celery, olives, cured meats, bacon, and more. Customize your request, and you’ll have a mini meal. Fair warning: Don’t consume too many because a single blood mary typically contains hundreds of calories.

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine combinations are popular holiday drinks, especially when it’s cold outside. But they don’t have to be enjoyed only in winter. The blend of red wine, spices, and herbs contains various antioxidants that can boost your immune system.

Hard Kombucha

Kombucha – and its boozy rendition (aka hard kombucha) – is growing in popularity. Like the low-alcoholic version of the tea, hard kombucha delivers some healthy additives like probiotics and plant compounds.


The mojito is a fairly low-calorie cocktail made from rum, mint, lime, sugar, and soda water. You can even replace the sugar with stevia to reduce the sugar content.

Vodka Soda

The tried-and-true drink vodka soda features only two ingredients (one without calories). The low-cal, low-carb beverage is basically alcoholic water. Add a garnish such as cucumber, mint, lemon, or lime for a burst of flavor.

Tequila With Lime

A shot of tequila is only 99 calories. Shoot it back with a lime chaser or mix in some club soda, coconut water, or additional garnishes if you prefer to sip it slowly.

Hot Toddy

If you’re looking for a healthier comfort drink, look no further than a hot toddy. These warm concoctions are made of water, fresh lemon, honey, and whiskey. Sometimes, a bartender will incorporate spices or tea for additional flavor and added vitamins and minerals.

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