There's A Tequila That Doesn't Cause Hangovers, So Take That Extra Shot
Being healthy and getting shitfaced on the reg aren't usually two things that go together.
We all know how it goes: Before the night begins, you tell yourself you'll only have two drinks at the bar and be in bed by midnight to make it to your 9 am spin class.
Two drinks eventually turn into six drinks. Then, your bestie buys a round of Fireball shots. And well, we all know how this story ends.
Before you know it, you're waking up with the hangover from hell and posting up on the couch with a large pepperoni pizza, instead of working up a sweat at spin class.
Yep, it happens to the best of us.
But did you know some types of booze might be easier on your body than others? Remember when we showed you the innovative vodka designed to do less damage on your liver?
Well, if you're not really down to binge drink a bottle of lab-crated franken-vodka, don't worry.
Los Angeles' super health-conscious crowd just dubbed blanco tequila the healthiest drink behind the bar.
Then again, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since this tequila is vegan and gluten-free, after all.
Plus, most people claim blanco tequila doesn't even give you a hangover. You can get hella turnt at night and still make it to your beloved Drake-themed yoga class the next morning.
Now, you're probably wondering, "What sets this tequila apart from other types of booze?"
Apparently, it all has to do with the purity of the spirit.
Blanco tequila is made with 100 percent pure agave, whereas other spirits tend to contain a mix of different sugars and corn syrup, all of which leave you with a hellish hangover the following day.
Barrel-aged drinks, such as wine, whiskey and brandy, also contain congeners, chemicals produced during the fermentation process, which tend to make your hangovers even more unbearable.
Jason Eisner, the director of the vegan Hollywood bar Gracias Madre, told The Cut,
We have a lot of trainers and fitness gurus who come in and drink every day. The way they're able to do that is to stick to pure agave spirits. As long as you stay hydrated and don't drink, like, a whole bottle, you're fine. Not hungover.
If that's not enough to convince you to swap out your whiskey sour, many believe drinking pure tequila even has some unexpected health benefits, since the sugar from blue agave has been known to lower blood sugar levels.
So go ahead and take the extra shot this weekend. Cheers!