When Dom Perignon tasted his first brewed champagne, he had famously said “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars”. So are there many legends and stories that must have been popular in British pubs about the brews they got famous for in the first place. But these burly partakers of the pub culture never knew that days were going to change with the new generation trying to find a way to cleansed and detoxed way of life. So as we say goodbye to alcoholic drinks on the quest of a better life, let’s raise toast to some of the healthy alternatives that are fast replacing he booze on the shelves. So here are few must try drinks for the liquor-avoiding Generation Z.
Scroll through our list of few must-try drinks for the New Generation looking out for healthier ways to life. A good deal of cleansing and detoxing, yoga and omitting that booze could go a long way in keeping you healthy and happy.
With green tea gaining a sudden worldwide paparazzi, here’s another version of the divine hot beverage; Mint Tea. With a great refreshing taste, it also has a great effect on the digestive system and also acts as a muscle relaxer.
This earthly drink with its great taste, smooth texture and lots of calcium and probiotics (thanks to its yoghurt base) is now seen as one of the greater culinary gifts from India. Lassi drinks are blended with yogurt, water, spices (mostly salt, cumin and coriander to make it savoury), and sometimes fruit (for all those great flavours). All making for a great chilling glass of deliciousness and health.
Here’s a great recipe to beat the summer.
Though not a conventional drink to be ordered at a joint, but turmeric shots is quite well doing the household runs as a wellness shots for people aiming for optimum health. Turmeric, quite well known for its antiseptic and healing properties is being paired with coconut water, ginger and honey for a very refreshing drink. Make it at home
Traditional ginger beer is a naturally sweetened and carbonated, usually non-alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast and sugar. As early as 500 BC, ginger was used as a medicine and for flavouring food in Ancient China and India. So hands down with its goodness and beneficial properties. Here’s a how to make.
This drink can be termed as somewhat of a cousin to the Lassi. This too proving quite beneficiary in beating the humid summer heat and help in maintaining a great digestion too. Also in yogurt base, this is a frothy spiced buttermilk with the addition of stomach-calming flavourings such as mustard seeds and asafoetida.These salty sips of cold dairy can never be challenged; can they? Recipe
SMOOTHIES: Smoothies are quite the hype these days; easy to make, lots of varieties and at the top of almost every gym-goers diet plan. A milk or yogurt base, your choice of fruits, Whizz and you are good to go. High in dietary nutrients, vitamins etc. smoothies often replace solid snacks. Here’s an apple banana smoothie that you must try.
Making a batch of fruit cordial would be making use of any seasonal available fruit, elderflower, seasonal berries along with a basic punch of salt and water. Cordials make for very refreshing drinks and can be stored extensively too. Recipe: raspberry-cordial
NON-ALCOHOLIC TROPICAL FIZZ
This sparkling quencher can be great way to mix fruits along with a tropical fruit juice base with a bit of soda water to add that fizz. Very refreshing and all good fruity values. Recipe.
Limeade (or a posh way to call lemonade) can never be neglected in this list. Refreshing limes are juiced out into water or soda water to make up for a sunny afternoon. Add that tang with herbs and a salts and never forget that when life gives you lemons, just make lemonade. Recipe for a sparkling one.
The best of all: WATER
The simplest yet best of them all, Water is the gift of heavens. Go over a little edge and try the new varieties of charcoal-activated water, cucumber infused water or simply get a bottle of flavored water; and get that extra freshness along with a well hydrated gulp.
COLD PRESSED JUICES
This is not meant as drink but a mainly a method of preparing that healthy glass of juice. Cold-pressed juice refers to juice that uses a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruit and vegetables. Cold-pressed juices can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days, depending on the acidity of the juice and other factors. In general, these juices are more expensive than other types of juices, as they are made from 100% fruit and vegetables without any added ingredients. Cold-pressed juices contain many beneficial nutrients, although by nature they are also high in very short carbohydrates like fructose, and low longer-chained carbohydrates like dietary fibre. Another health claim to consuming Cold-Pressed juices is the fact that due to the pulp (fibre) is removed; it allows the digestive system to recuperate.
CHARCOAL-ACTIVATED WATER AND JUICES
This being quite a new concept would take time to be a mainstream drink on the shelves. Though you must have seen this black drink in a health drink bar or as a pre or post workout Instagram upload. Juice made with activated charcoal has become a popular “detox” drink over the past year or so. The idea is that charcoal adheres to problematic particles, moving with them out of the gastrointestinal tract. Other claims being that black lemonade can help with hangovers, and reduce gas or bloating. But this is one drink that you shouldn’t binge on.
World’s first non alcoholic spirits: SEEDLIPS
For those who still can’t do without their dose of spirit, Seedlip offers some really mean non-alcoholic distilled spirits, that looks and tastes like alcohol but isn’t really one. Here’s one to you: Ben Branson (founder) for solving the dilemma of
‘What to drink when you’re not drinking’. Check it out here.
So what’s gonna be your favourite gulp?