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These Healthy NYC Cocktails Are *Practically* Good for You

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Between the alcohol and various syrupy additions to the ingredients list, cocktails are one of the most calorific and unhealthy vices. But if you avoid tiki-style, sugar-laden concoctions and pick beverages mixed with veggie juice and antioxidant-rich spices happy hour becomes a little healthier.

Ginger Rogers Sour at The Lucky Bee

Ingredients: Bourbon, fresh ginger juice, fresh lemon, lemongrass-infused honey.

Good for you because: Ginger is great for soothing the stomach and aiding digestion, which makes it an ideal complement for booze.

Lowside Special at Fresh Kills

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Juice Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Ingredients: Amaro Lucano, fresh juices of pineapple and lemon, house-made orgeat (sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar, and rose water), cracked pepper and soda water. Good for you because: This cocktail is low on alcohol and contains hydrating fruit juices and soda water to help prevent hangovers.
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Bison at Night of Joy

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn Flea
Ingredients: Bison Grass Vodka, apple juice, goji berries Good for you because: Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and contain the full spectrum of essential amino acids—eight in total. Crucially, they’ve also been shown to help stabilize blood sugar, which makes them a useful addition to any alcoholic beverage. You might also like: Seven NYC Cocktail Bars Made the 2017 “World’s 50 Best Bars” List
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