King + Duke, 3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-477-3500. www.kinganddukeatl.com.
- Mocktails are more hydrating.
Alcohol has a dehydrating effect, which can also make skin look sallow. Rosenbloom suggests striving for healthy skin with quality protein, vitamin/mineral rich fruits and veggies. "If someone thinks drinking vodka mixed with acai berry is going to be a miracle drink for healthy skin they are fooling themselves."
Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca or Passionfruit Ginger Agua Fresca
Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-968-9662. alma-atlanta.com.
3. You've had enough to drink already.
It’s Sunday. Friday night was a boozer and Saturday night you tried to keep up with friends. So today, you find yourself sprawled at the poolside hoping for a day-long nap and a tan.
Drink up: JCT Kitchen's "Caboose"
Lavender, ginger, lemon and soda are soothing to the stomach after a rough night. JCT Kitchen, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-355-2252. www.jctkitchen.com.
Bottom line from Rosenbloom: "I think the biggest concern with alcohol is the amount consumed in a specific time frame. Everyone talks about the 'French paradox'- how they can drink so much wine and be healthy- but the French don't do shots to preload before they go for the evening. They drink wine with meals over the course of several hours. If an individual drinks the recommended amount, which is one drink per day for women and two drinks for men, that is completely fine."
Other mocktails to try in Atlanta:
El Barrio (strawberry, lime, bubbles) or Front Porch Swing (lemon, mint, basil, rhubarb bitters) at JCT Kitchen, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-355-2252. www.jctkitchen.com.
Good for Talent (espresso, tonic, walnut bitters) at King + Duke. 3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-477-3500. www.kinganddukeatl.com.
Green Eyed Lady (verjus, ginger beer, rhubarb bitters), Madame Butterfly (grapefruit juice, honey, lemon) or Match Point (cranberry juice, orange juice, lime) at St. Cecilia, 3455 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta. 404-554-9995. stceciliaatl.com.
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