Ann Pittman Ann Pittman
December 10, 2015

When it comes to alcohol, women get the shaft. Dietary guidelines recommend we have no more than one drink per day, or seven over a week (men get double). People: No one is more disappointed than I—because I know it means my nightly tipple is limited to 1.5 ounces of my beloved bourbon. Or I can enjoy one 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 12-ounce beer. One. I've made my peace with this, though, and certainly don't want to jeopardize my health. So I have devised strategies for making that one drink as enjoyable as possible.

> Go for quality. Don't waste your one precious serving on something "meh." Instead, enjoy a full-bodied beer, robust cabernet, or slow sipper (such as the Whiskey Donna above).

> Time it right. Enjoy your drink when you can truly savor it: during dinner, after the kids go to bed, or during a bath.

> Be mindful. Fully appreciate your drink—breathe in its aroma, relish its mouthfeel, let it linger on your palate.

 

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