Low Alcohol Drinks that Are Actually Good December 18 2014

If you have Asian flushing and you still want to enjoy a drink once in a while, you might have more options than you think.

Whenever people are talking about responsible drinking, eventually, the term “drinks” comes up. There actually is a standard drink, to which such information refers. It’s approximately 0.6 ounces of alcohol.

Most of the time, this information is given in actual drinks, such as a shot of alcohol, a mug of beer or a glass of wine. This gives people an easy way to make responsible decisions about how much they want to have to drink. Of course, it also helps them to avoid inadvertently going over the line for intoxicated driving and getting themselves into trouble by endangering others.

Low alcohol drinks can be surprisingly good and they provide a nice option if you want to hang around for a while, enjoy sipping on drinks with friends but don’t want to end up having a flushed, red face and taking on all the health risks that go with that.

Bitters and Soda

Bitters are kind of an old-school drink, containing substances in the liquor like quinine and others that tend to make your lips pucker a bit when you drink. You can mix bitter liquor with soda water to get a nice, surprisingly thirst-quenching drink that doesn’t have a particularly high alcohol content.

Low Alcohol Beer

There are many different brands of low alcohol beer out there that taste good and won’t get your blood alcohol content up that quickly. In fact, there are enough of them that you can experiment a bit and you’re certain to find something that hits good. Some people swear that it will never taste good as the leaded stuff, but you might disagree and you might be able to avoid having a bright red face because of that.

Get Fancy

If you’re at a bar or club, be sure to ask the bartender what they can do as far as coming up with a good, low alcohol drink for you. This is becoming increasingly popular for people, even people who aren’t trying to avoid something like Asian flushing and just don’t want a full strength cocktail.

One of the things about responsibly drinking is that you really do have a lot of options. There are many different liquors out there and some of them have much lower alcohol content relative to others, so you may want to check them out for options if you’re trying to control flushing.

Legal Stuff: We should remind everyone that our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. If you’re going to drink, do it legally and responsibly; don’t be stupid =).