As the New Year unfolds, it’s time to talk about resolutions that don’t just look good on paper but fit your lifestyle. One resolution that gains traction every year is “Mindful Consumption.” No, it’s not about trading your beloved spirits for green tea (unless that’s your thing, no judgment). It’s about making smarter choices that align with your wellness preferences while still enjoying life’s finer sips.
The Art of Mindful Consumption
Mindful Consumption – sounds like a fancy term coined by a Zen master, right? But in the realm of spirits and cocktails, it’s pretty straightforward. It’s about being aware of what you’re pouring into your glass and, ultimately, into yourself. It’s about choosing drinks that cater to your lifestyle, dietary preferences, and goals. It’s not about drinking less; it’s about drinking wisely.
What this actually looks like in practice depends on what your wellness goals are, generally or in 2024. If you’re looking to cut out sugar & carbs, consume less calories, or go gluten-free, we’ve got recommendations for you.
Zero Sugar & No Artificial Sweeteners
Who says you need sugar to sweeten your life? In a world where sugar is everywhere, opting for zero sugar and no artificial sweeteners is a significant step towards mindful consumption. Dive into a world where your favorite spirits ditch the sugar but keep everything else you love about them. Our selections in this category are crafted to deliver full flavor, proving that you don’t have to compromise on taste when cutting down on sugar.
Don Julio Blanco
Savor the sophistication without the sugar. Don Julio Blanco is an expression of 100% agave, offering a refreshing and authentic taste.
*Per 1.5oz serving of Don Julio Blanco Tequila. Average Analysis: Calories-96. Carbohydrates-0g. Fat-0g. Protein-0g.
Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions
Smirnoff’s line of Zero Sugar Infusions are a great way to keep sugar out of your diet while still providing a distinct flavor to any simple vodka cocktail combination. Each product combines two classic flavors to make a smooth, delicious, and unique cocktail..
Find the flavor that resonates with you, and raise a glass to tasty, no-sugar cocktails
*Per 1.5 fl. oz.-Average Analysis: Calories-72; Carbohydrates-0 g; Sugar – 0 g; Protein-0g; Fat- 0g.
Dairy-free options are essential for those with lactose intolerance or who choose a plant-based lifestyle. While many liquors are dairy-free on their own, our choice here offers the creamy indulgent taste of the classic Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur without any dairy, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious, inclusive drink.
A lighter version of Baileys liqueur made with almondmilk, making it both dairy-free and delicious. Baileys Almande Almondmilk is ready-made for an Irish coffee or enjoyed over ice.
For those with gluten sensitivities, finding a safe and tasty alcoholic beverage can be a challenge. Our gluten-free options provide peace of mind without sacrificing taste, offering a range of flavors and experiences.
Don Julio Blanco
What can’t Don Julio do? Not only does this tequila not contain sugar, but it’s also gluten-free, and ideal for fantastic tequila sodas.
Distilled from grapes, Cîroc is a gluten-free spirit with a smooth finish.
Zacapa No. 23 Rum
Zacapa No. 23 Sistema Solera Rum is a premium rum with a rich complexity while remaining free from gluten concerns.
Under 100 Calories
Counting calories doesn’t mean you have to skip the good stuff. These under-100-calorie per serving options offer the full flavor experience without the calorie overload.
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
This household name in spiced rum comes in at just 86 calories* per 1.5 ounce serving, making Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum a great choice for those looking for a lower-calorie option.
*Per 1.5oz serving of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum Average Analysis: Calories-86, Carbohydrates-0g, Fat-0g, Protein-0g.
Not only is Cîroc gluten-free, but it’s also low in calories too. A 1.5 ounce shot of this vodka has just 96 calories. Great for a vodka tonic with lime to cap off your night.
*Per 1.5oz serving: Cals-96, Carbs-0g, Fat-0g, Protein-0g.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky
A beautifully blended scotch that comes in at just 97 calories per 1.5 ounce shot, Johnnie Walker Black Label is a winner for those watching their caloric intake.
*Per 1.5oz serving: Cals-97, Carbs-0g, Fat-0g, Protein-0g.
Bid farewell to carbs without compromising on taste. These no-carb champions are here to keep your spirits up while keeping the carbs down. Ideal for those following a low-carb lifestyle, these selections ensure you can enjoy a drink without disrupting your dietary goals.
Ketel One Botanical
Ketel One Botanical vodka is made with vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with flavors for a refreshing tasting, full-flavored, and carb-free experience.
*Per 1.5 oz.: 73 Cals, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein, 0g Fat
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Not only does Tanqueray gin have zero sugar, but it’s also got zero carbs. That’s a win-win if we’ve ever seen one.
0% ABV Options
Who said alcohol had the monopoly on fun? These non-alcoholic options bring all the flavor and zero alcohol, making them perfect for anyone taking a break from booze but not from enjoyment. Our 0% ABV selections are crafted to mimic the complexity and enjoyment of traditional spirits, perfect for anyone abstaining from alcohol.
Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits
The Seedlip brand creates non-alcoholic spirits with zero sugar to give adults not drinking alcohol a sophisticated and mature drinking option.
Seedlip writes about their process for removing alcohol and sugar on their website, saying:
“ bespoke maceration, distillation, filtration, and blending process–for which each individual botanical ingredient is distilled separately, before blending. This process results in a liquid devoid of alcohol and sugar.”
Currently, Seedlip offers three unique non-alcoholic spirit options:
Mindful consumption is about making choices that resonate with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for zero sugar, gluten-free, low-calorie, no-carb, or non-alcoholic options, there’s a world of flavors waiting to be explored. This year, let’s toast to conscious choices.
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