Sunday Cocktails…With Benefits

We had a super-fun Saturday night with DJ Takai and Brett, Andrew, Joey and Josh.

Sunday Cocktails at Bacchus can be light, refreshing and the perfect pairing with a tasty sandwich or pizza. They’re a staple at brunch and perfect on a lazy Sunday afternoon, there is much more to the humble Bloody Mary…

Even though they contain vodka – have you ever thought about how amazingly nutritious Bloody Marys are?

The main ingredients: tomatoes, Tabasco hot sauce, celery and horseradish are filled with antioxidants and other traditional “add ins” like green olives, pickled jalapenos and capers all bring their own nutritious side-effects with them too. And if you want to be brave and dunk a scallion in there too, that’s pretty healthy as well.

Tomatoes are filled with lycopene, which is not a trivial anti-oxidant. It helps fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases.

Horseradish doesn’t get nearly the amount of nutritional praise as it should. It’s filled with glucosinolates which can increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and can suppress the growth of existing tumors. Oh, and it has 10 times more glucosinolates than broccoli, which is the next best source. Doctors actually recommend ¼ teaspoon of horseradish a day.

Tabasco (and hot peppers in general) have a large concentration of capsaicin which raises the body’s temperature, thus helping a person burn more calories after a meal. Also, because chilies are loaded with vitamin C (one chili pepper can contain four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange), making your bloody mary extra spicy makes it extra healthy.

That celery stick is also more than just a garnish because celery is loaded with phytochemicals, which can reduce the risk of several types of cancer, cardiac disease and diabetes. It can also lower elevated blood pressure. It’s stems are used as a treatment for urinal retention, hypertension and even some sexual conditions.

Doors open at 12PM. Enjoy a tasty Sunday afternoon cocktail and any and all of the benefits that accompany the drink and the location! See you soon!