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Cocktails are very delicious drinks that are consumed all over the word. Cocktails are said to be multi-purpose as they can be served during various events ranging from a private house party, a birthday party, a wedding party or even during a Christmas party, In as much as there are many different types of cocktails, it is important to note that almost all cocktails are alcoholic. Thus, there is nothing like nonalcoholic cocktails. However, most cocktails are spiced up with particular dominant flavors which differentiates them from other types of cocktails. That said, a cocktail is practically a beverage which contains two or more ingredients.
Cocktails like most other drinks have tremendous health benefits. Firstly, cocktails are very low in calories. Thus they are associated with lower risks of heart diseases. Also, most cocktails are a great source of vitamin C as they usually contain squeezes or slices of lime, lemon and other citrus fruits which are quite rich in Vitamin C. More so, freshly made juices which are packed with vitamin C are often added into cocktails. It therefore goes without saying that cocktails boosts our immune systems and neutralizes free radicals that cause damage to skin cells and tissues. Another health benefit of cocktails lays in the medicinal properties of the cocktail mixers. For instance tonic water is a cocktail mixer which contains Quinine. Quinine on its part has been proven to be a natural remedy that prevents the body against malaria. Thus the tonic water mixer is highly recommended in India and the tropical parts of Africa where malaria is very common.
The spirits used in cocktails also have medicinal properties. Gin for instance offers a wide range of healing benefits since it is made of many herbs such as juniper berries, angelica root, rosemary, citrus peel, nutmeg, sage and lemon-grass. All these herbs help in combating infections since they are full of antioxidants and supposedly helps in neutralizing free-radicals. Cocktails containing gin are therefore quite healthy and recommendable.
Cocktails should be prepared under good hygienic conditions so as to avoid stomach complications like food poisoning after being consumed. However, cocktails can be stored in clean covered containers in the refrigerator. Worth noting is the fact that cocktails rich with lots of fruit juice should not be stored for longer than a week so that they don’t lose their freshness and valuable nutrients.