• Wellness

Bottoms up, America

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Pour a low-cal or election cocktail: you earned it! Plus a 007 toast & the most stunning U.S. bars!

Doesn’t this feel like the perfect day/month/year for a drink? But when we do indulge, none of us need those extra calories! Enjoy Self Magazine’s list of “10 of the Lowest Calorie Cocktails” complete with recipes – from a simple mojito to a lean, mean vodka & soda. They’re all under 200 calories so feel a healthier vibe while you imbibe!

A low-cal mojito leaves you more room to have that post-election slab of cake!

Whether your party just won or lost, you can still toast them with a drink! Works either way, right? Coppercraft Distillery in Holland, Michigan, came up with unique cocktails for the candidates & their running mates – something to unite us! Celebrate your vote with a specialty drink – try the Biden Thyme, the Trump Card, Kamala’s Cocktail, The 6th Pence…or for those sick of all of it, sip the non-partisan Election Day Elixir. We can all get around these political statements!

One thing we can all agree on....tasty drinks!

As if 2020 couldn’t get worse, it also took Sean Connery. For any 007 fan, he’s worth a toast! The request for a “martini, shaken not stirred” is one of the hero’s signature lines, but find out why James Bond’s cocktail of choice goes against all martini-making rules. This “Today I Found Out” clip shares theories behind his favorite order & reveals just how many other cocktails he drank throughout Ian Fleming’s books. Also learn how a British medical journal studied Bond’s alcohol consumption & came to a surprising diagnosis about our favorite spy!

Even Britain's MI5 could't decode why James Bond violated martini protocol...

For many of us, meeting friends at a bar for drinks & laughs is one of the things we miss most for our mental health. Curse you, 2020! Let’s help our socially-deprived minds escape by checking out the most beautifully-designed bars in all 50 states from Architectural Digest. We can’t wait to visit these spots when things get “back to normal”! Our photo faves; The Bluebird Cocktail Room in Baltimore & Everett’s 8800 in Big Sky, MT. Save us a seat!

Remember when this was a regular Saturday out? We're counting on you, 2021!