What’s the opposite of a hangover? Whatever it is, we’re aiming for it thanks to Ariane Resnick, certified nutritionist, author of The Bone Broth Miracle and now The Thinking Girl’s Guide To Drinking.

Don’t quit the cocktails – just learn to drink better. We’re loving this list of seven smart ingredients that’ll upgrade your imbibing to superfood level. Reduce the sugar, add juice, spices, fermented ingredients and herbs and know that at least you’re getting a dose of nutrition with that buzz. We can’t think of a more perfect bookmark pre-holiday party season.

For a full list of our healthy cocktail recipes, dig into our list here (they range from ultra-simple to bartending mastery level). Drink responsibly, plan for a dry season after the holidays and consider a few of our other genius tips for balancing the boozy drinks responsibly and in vibrant health here

7 healthier ingredients for cocktails


The sparkling probiotic beverage that provides good bacteria for your gut and comes in a million mixable flavors

Fresh ginger:

A powerful anti-inflammatory that is great for reducing nausea and lowering blood sugar.

Coconut cream:

To help your brain and your metabolism. (Try this coconut kombucha cocktail!)

Herbs and spices:

Include antibacterial and antiviral properties and are high in B-vitamins.

Green juices:

Full of extra vitamins and nutrients. (Check out our green cocktail here!)


Known for its calming effects on the digestive and nervous system and keeping tummies content.


A medically proven anxiety-relieving root that’s known for its calming, relaxing, therapeutic effects and other restorative properties.

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