Try These DIY Cocktails That Boost Memory, Alleviate Sickness And Take Care Of Your Hangover

Drinking alcohol is often advised against by doctors and well most people who know what's good for them. But sometimes, you can cheat the system. Here's how.



These intoxicating cocktails, mixed by Manuel Soro at Aqua Shard in London, are infused with ingredients to bolster your memory, alleviate sickness and take care of the morning after – all by themselves.

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The Dark & Not-So-Stormy

A warming twist on the Manhattan, this turns a post-work drink into an adventure – but a healthy one. “It contains spice bitters, which help boost cognitive function and memory while strengthening your immune system,” says Soro. You’ll be charming and lucid all evening – and even recall it the next day.

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Ingredients:

40ml Bourbon

20ml Sweet Vermouth

20ml Orange Juice

1tsp Five Spice Bitters

How: Shake and strain

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Cherry, Orange Twist

The Shaken & Restored

Fruity and spicy, this head-spinner will impress a date. The coriander makes it a wingman, working as an aphrodisiac. And don’t worry about a hangover. “Ginger is an antidote for sickness and is prescribed to help cure a fever,” says Soro.

Ingredients:

50ml Vodka

40ml Apple Juice

½ Lemon, juiced

25ml Pear Purée

25ml Elderflower Cordial

1 slice Ginger

2 tips Coriander

How: Muddle, shake and strain

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Coriander

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The Prehab in a Glass

When you have a marathon drinking session ahead, this is ideal preparation. “Benefits here include invigoration and quelling of nausea from the basil,” says Soro. “The passion fruit lowers blood glucose levels, while cleaning toxins from your body.” (So there’s room for new ones.)

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Ingredients:

40ml Gin

15ml Ginger and Lemongrass

Passion Fruit Cordial

3tsp Honey

25ml Lime Juice

1 Basil leaf

How: muddle, shake and strain

Glass: Rock

Garnish: Granadilla, Lime twist

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