8 Of The Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks

The touted benefits of this popular drink are thanks to the skins and seeds of the grape which are fermented with the juice.

Red Wine

Mulled wine, served warm, blends red wine with vitamin C-rich fruit and antioxidant-rich spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.

Mulled Wine

The skin of the grape is typically not involved in the fermentation of white wine so one glass contains fewer plant compounds than red.

White Wine

Combining wine with sparkling water lowers the alcohol, sugar and calorie content, while the sparkling water adds a hydrating element.

Wine Spritzer

Containing similar plant compounds to white wine but with an even lower sugar content, ‘brut’ champagne is a dry sparkling wine that’s low in calories.


This popular combo of champagne and orange juice enjoys a lower alcohol content, but beware the sugar and calories.

Buck’s Fizz

Made from apple juice, craft cider has a lower alcohol content than wine while being similarly rich in antioxidant plant compounds.

Craft Cider

Like wine, a moderate intake of beer, either as an ale or lager, may be associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Craft Beer

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