YAY!! It’s official!!! The Holiday Party Season is here! With so many parties…. and so many cocktail choices….. let’s drink safe and smart this holiday season. Champagne…. festive, sexy and usually the number one hostess cocktail choice for holiday parties. But is it the best drink for us? No. Champagne contains acetaldehyde…. a by product of the fermentation process…. which causes some serious hangover symptoms. Headache, nausea and body aches.
According to Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., professor of prevention at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University….. sipping cocktails made with clear alcohol…. tequila, vodka or gin…. is a much better choice. Stay away from the sugary mixers which can also cause those nasty hangover symptoms.
Let the party season begin!!
So sorry to hear that Champagne has made the “naughty list”.
“It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas”
Awww no bubbles, Yikes!! Even the sound of the cork popping is exhilarating. Oh Well, I do know if I’m really tired at a gathering always head for Tequila, the one and only Spirit that keeps u awake!!
I’m not a Champagne drinker. Maybe a sip or two for a toast, cause it really does give me a headache. I’ll stick with vodka this holiday season.
I love the holiday seasons and all the yummy drinks that go along with it. I’ll take my chances, just for these couple of weeks! CHEERS!
No Champagne?!? Booo! Gin it is then!
Vodka is a great alcohol to mix with everything. It seems to work with anything you add to it. And you can sprouse it up with holiday colors.
I love Champagne! But I can also go with a vodka drink. They have so many flavors to choose from these days!
I quit drinking years ago. But I do still enjoy a little bubbly in the way of sparkling water or juice. Put it in a Champagne glass and voila! Cheers to the Holidays!
Hangover = BAD! I’ll stick with my beer & wine for the holidays! But thank you for this information! I will definitely pass this along!
Cheers to a wonderful holiday season, no matter what your drink of choice is! Enjoy!
At Christmas play and make good cheer
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Excellent information to learn. Totally bummed about the Champagne part, but there are plenty of other options! Thanks, Laura! Salute!
What a good suggestion…clear liquors are also much better on a gal’s figure than those caramelized concoctions! But Champagne is really the party starter!
I agree with you Laura, Champagne does make for a nasty headache but it is a good tradition if you don’t drink more than one glass! I am not much of a drinker but a little “Bubbly” is a must!
Great info! Thanks for sharing!
I had heard clear liquors were better but never knew there was any truth to it.
Champagne gives me a hangover before I can even finish a glass or two. Know I know why! Thanks 🙂
Such a shame! I love champagne 🙁
Wow! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing!
My husband being a vodka drinker is going to love this post! Happy Holidays!