How to hack your bar order to make it healthier

In a perfect world, you’d be able to score activated charcoal cocktails and avocado margaritas everywhere you go. But try asking for one at your typical bar, and the mixologist will likely look at you like your pineapple romper’s on backwards.

That said, it doesn’t take exotic ingredients to make a drink that won’t totally sabotage your clean eating efforts. In fact, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, it’s more about what you leave out of your order that makes all the difference.

It’s more about what you leave out of your order that makes all the difference.

So what should you turn down during your next rooftop rager? “Avoid high-calorie mixers, like tonic, sodas, and juices,” says the author of The Superfood Swap. (The only exceptions: lemon and lime juice.) She also recommends forgoing white sugar and simple syrup (duh), creamy...

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