Must-Read: Cocktails That Are Good for You
Last week, I was ravaged with a sort throat. It wasn’t really so much of an actual illness as just one of those changes-in-weather/allergies type of things where the back of my throat, my nose, and just the entire ears/nose/throat department needed some care. And, as any doctor will tell you, one of the worst things you can do during these bouts is to head out and party like crazy for the week. But after a week of nights inside, I was getting a little bit of cabin fever and needed to head out to the bars. It was your classic trap situation, though. If I guzzled down a bunch of beers, then there was a good chance whatever was going on in the back of my throat was just going to get worse and keep me out of action even longer.
But then, the bartendress saved my night.
By suggesting the classic cure of a hot toddy (featuring cinnamon, lemon, whiskey, and hot tea) my throat was soothed AND I was able to enjoy the night. Which is all a long way of saying, sure, cocktails may seem a little less “manly” than you’d like. But there’s some good stuff in there, as evidenced by this article over at Men’s Fitness about 8 cocktails that are actually good for you. For instance, the awesomely-named Chicago Fizz:
CHICAGO FIZZ (1930)
The cocktail to follow up a workout. (adapted from The Savory Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock)
1/2 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. white rum
1 oz. port
the white of one egg
To make: Dry shake (without ice) to emulsify the egg white, shake again with ice, strain into a chilled glass, top with soda. “This drink checks in at a very respectable 160 calories, less than some beers,” says Present, “while the egg white gives you 3.6 grams of protein.”
Head over to the link to check out the rest. And then don’t be bashful ordering them at the bar. They’re manly!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.