In Mint Condition: Drink It to Your Health
If you’ve consumed a little too much alcohol lately, you might be considering joining the many Americans who are cutting back on alcohol to boost their physical health.
Here’s a great suggestion to inspire you in your commitment to a healthier you: drink peppermint.
A hybrid of spearmint and water mint, peppermint is an herb high in menthol, giving it a distinct, refreshing taste and cooling nature. You know peppermint as a popular ingredient in desserts and (ahem) bad breath management, but it’s also widely used in cocktails, teas, cleansing drinks, salads, sauces and more.
You won’t have to cut back on this menthol-nuanced flavor that you love in a martini just like secret agent James Bond, simply because you’re drinking less alcohol. Try Absence, which offers the sophistication of a mint-distilled cocktail, but without alcohol, and without the sugary sweetness of a mocktail. Peppermint, along with other natural and organic ingredients, means Absence is good for you while offering the added health benefit of being alcohol-free. The little hint of peppermint in Absence enlivens and prolongs the aroma of the drink experience. Agent 007 would love this one shaken, not stirred.
Mint offers abundant health benefits beyond just a refreshing flavor in your peppermint mocktail.
Add a few crushed peppermint leaves to your drink for these potential boosts in health:
Peppermint doesn’t contain caffeine, but it’s believed to stimulate the central nervous system and increase your performance, motivation and energy. Have a peppermint drink when you’re feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up.
The menthol that gives peppermint its great smell is also a common ingredient in over-the-counter cold medicine. This, along with many antioxidants in peppermint, can help clear your nasal passages and lungs. A drink that tastes great and can alleviate some of the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and the common cold? Where have you been all our life?
Good news: Peppermint might help trim your waistline! Mint aids in digestion by helping food move more easily and quickly through your stomach. This can help boost your metabolism, so you lose weight in a healthy way.
Peppermint has a numbing quality that helps relax your stomach muscles. It can help tame nausea, morning sickness, and other stomach issues. Maybe that’s why Grandpa always had so many peppermints in his pocket!
Mint won’t just calm your stomach; it can calm your mind and muscles as well. Drink mint when you feel a headache coming on or need a stress buster—it’ll lift your spirits.
Mint Condition Drink Recipe
Absence is a bittersweet, herbaceous and hoppy drink that will cure what ails you after a long day. Drink it chilled by shaking it with cubed ice in a cocktail shaker or elevate into a Mint Condition.
To create a Mint Condition (makes 2 cocktails):
1 bottle of Absence
1 leaf of fresh mint, finely minced (reserve a pinch for garnishing!)
1 cucumber slice, 2 mm thick
Shake Absence and minced mint in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour into your favorite martini glasses. Garnish by floating the cucumber slice on top, sprinkle with minced mint
* Add a jigger of high quality gin for when you’re playing a different hand.
Just as Bond kept his Aston Martin in mint condition, this drink will help keep your body and mind primed for action, too!
Ready to toast your health with the elegance of a great drink? Buy Absence here!