The Three Healthiest Spirits to Drink Tonight

In moderation, anything can be healthy – even alcohol.

While some people thrive on an alcohol-free lifestyle, others like to indulge a little. After all, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a tipple or two! But if you want to combine your healthy lifestyle with your cocktail obsession, why not try gin, Fernet-Branca or tequila. These three spirit superstars are more than delicious, they have health benefits too!

Read on to find out what they can do for you, whether you take them straight up, with a twist or in a margarita.

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Mother’s ruin no more, gin has become a staple in the Hong Kong cocktail world. Whether you drink it in a classic gin & tonic, or prefer a more unusual tipple like the KGB from Origin, you should know that your favourite botanical spirit may have some health benefits for you. Because it’s derived from juniper berries, you can argue it boasts many of the same superfood perks, like improved blood circulation and antioxidants. And if you take your gin with tonic, you’re getting a micro dose of quinine, which helps treats malaria. Head to Origin or Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour for some of the best gins in town.

G/F, 48 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2668 5583

Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central; +852 2111 9449 

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Upset stomach, no appetite, fever, even cholera? Why not try Fernet-Branca, the darling of the mixology world. Sure, the bitter taste isn’t for everyone, but it’s long been heralded as a cure-all folk remedy around the world. When it was first being marketed, it was believed to aid in everything from night sweats to menstrual cramps, and they even said it had anti-aging properties! We don’t know about all of that, but a shot of this after a long meal will sort you right out. Head to Buenos Aires Polo Club to try it. 

Buenos Aires Polo Club
7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2321 8681

Read more: Everything You Need to Know About Fernet-Branca 

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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila – floor! Floored at how good it is for you, that is! A high-quality shot of 100% blue agave tequila has inulin, which helps create good bacteria in your gut, and fructans, which supply probiotics, both of which aid digestion. It has roughly 64 calories per shot, and is low in carbs and sugars, making it one of the healthier options to indulge in, if you can stomach the smell. Ready to shoot one back? Head to COA and explore their impressive range of tequilas and Mezcals (or margaritas at Brickhouse!)

Shop A, LG/F Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central; +852 2813 5787

20 D’Aguilar Street, Central

Read more: #KnowYourSpirits: Tequila

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