The Healthiest Alcohol Trend of the Century

Paige Humphrey
3 min readSep 22, 2022
Photo Credit: Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava

For many people around the globe, alcohol is the most dangerous product we put into our bodies on a regular basis. Although alcohol relaxes us and has no doubt led to many fun and social nights, we are all aware of the short-term side effects that it causes — including but not limited to a head-splitting migraine and a ruined Sunday.

But what about the long-term effects of alcohol? According to, studies have proven the following consequences:

Increased cancer risk

Brain damage


Cardiovascular diseases

…and so much more

If alcohol causes so many short and long-term issues, why do so many people choose to continue consuming it? In my opinion, it’s because drinking is so mainstream that nearly all social events and public venues are centered around the bad habit.

Think about the last wedding you went to. Was there a mad dash to the bar once it opened? Consider the last time you went out with your friends. Did you go to a restaurant where their irresistible cocktails were front and center on the menu, followed by a bar where IPAs, espresso martinis, and tequila sodas were the only drinks in sight?

Lucky for us, the tides are changing. The demand for healthier alcohol options are here!

I started researching potential healthier options for myself when I stumbled upon this article by DoorDash. With many food delivery services now offering alcohol delivery, they have endless amounts of data on the trends and demands in the adult beverage industry.

In the article, the author shares that low-ABV and non-alcoholic beverage sales have skyrocketed, increasing by 33% in 2021. Both of these options aren’t your grandma’s lemonade, either. They both still have the look and taste of regular alcohol, so you can still enjoy the night and blend in with the standard-ABV crowd.

Another popular feature of this new kind of alcohol is the addition of adaptogens. Adaptogens are natural herbs and roots that were popular in ancient Chinese medicine —such as…

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I’ve got it all figured out… I think.