REVIEW – The Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking – With Cocktail Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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The Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking: Cocktails Without Regrets

The Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking: Cocktails Without Regrets

  • Author: Ariane Resnick with Brittini Rae
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Regan Arts. (November 1, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1682450481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1682450482
  • Cover price $24.95
  • Purchase on Amazon

I like to enjoy a cocktail every now and again. My favorites are usually sweet drinks, things made with ice that many consider summery. They, amongst many others, are drinks that when some people worry about enjoying due to the fact that the ingredients may not be the best for your diet. The  book “Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking, Cocktails Without Regrets” contains 100 recipes that are healthier alternatives than their more traditional counterparts. One quarter of the drink recipes in this book are alcohol-free. The book would be suitable for anyone that is interested in entertaining, making or enjoying cocktails. Here’s a synopsis of the book, and a recipe from the book courtesy of the publisher.

This edgy cocktail book includes more than 100 recipes for delicious alcoholic drinks and mocktails that are made from quality, healthful ingredients and include healing properties with nutritional benefits to keep you feeling sexy, healthy, and fabulous.

The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Drinking is all about showing you how you can, and should, enjoy drinking healthfully. Author Ariane Resnick wants to wipe away the notion that drinking healthfully has to mean downing glasses of green smoothies and juices and otherwise starving yourself. Sure, detox drinks have a time and a place, but there’s no need to suffer and live without the things you love. The key to drinking cocktails when you’re trying to be mindful is drinking in moderation and using wholefoods and high-quality ingredients that both taste delicious and have health value and nutritional benefits. Some of the healing ingredients include:

—Lemons and limes: nutritional powerhouses of liver detoxification that lower the cholesterol and also happen to pair well with nearly any alcohol;

—Kombucha: the sparkling probiotic beverage that provides good bacteria for your gut and comes in a million mixable flavors;

—Fresh ginger: a powerful anti-inflammatory that is great for reducing nausea and lowering blood sugar;

—Coconut cream: to help our brains and our metabolisms;

—Herbs and spices: include antibacterial and antiviral properties and are high in B-vitamins;

—Green juices: full of extra vitamins and nutrients;

—Mint: known for its calming effects on the digestive and nervous systems and keeping tummies content;

—Kava: a medically-proven anxiety-relieving root that’s known for its calming, relaxing, therapeutic effects, and other restorative properties.

—And more!

Ariane Resnick is a private chef and certified nutritionist who specializes in organic farm-to-table cuisine and creates indulgent, seemingly “normal” food out of impeccably clean, whole food ingredients. She is the author of the best-selling The Bone Broth Miracle and has been featured in Forbes, Well + Good NYC, In Style, Star,,, Huffington Post,, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, and Food Network’s Chopped. Resnick regularly consults with clients and chefs on wellness and nutrition. She lives in West Hollywood, CA.

Brittini Rae is the 2015 National Speed Rack Champion and has been called “the best female bartender in America” by Elle, “bartender of the year” by Eater L.A., and ranked #3 of “America’s 25 best bartenders” by the Daily Meal. She has been featured in Elle, Imbibe, and L.A. Magazine, among others, and on ABC and CBS. Brittini lives in Los Angeles.

Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking, Cocktails Without Regrets

Photo Recipe Credit: From Thinking Girls Guide To Drinking, Cocktails Without Regrets (Regan Arts) © 2016 by Ariane Resnick CNC with Brittini Rae.

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patricia Marsden December 18, 2016 - 9:26 am

I am interested in its virgin section–drinking and driving don’t mix.

Marcie W. December 21, 2016 - 10:21 am

Definitely my kind of book! I never turn down a good cocktail, but bonus points if some of the ingredients can benefit my body.

Jenn December 21, 2016 - 11:32 am

This is something I need in my life! I am always looking for recipes drinks or food that are better for me.


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