The summer heat is upon us and drinking spirits can add to your summer dehydration. Here is an idea that might help with the problem. Natural coconut water is a great electrolyte to help replenish you fluids loss to heat and sweating. "Coconut water may be better at replacing lost fluids than a sports drink or water -- as long as you enjoy the taste. A study recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows that coconut water replenishes body fluids as well as a sports drink and better than water but the athletes preferred the taste of the sports drinks."
This is an idea that might help if you are drinking alcoholic beverages in hot weather. Down here in the tropics the local myth is have a glass of water between cocktails and it will keep you hydrated. I'm afraid that it will take a bit more than that, but by having a cocktail made with coconut water and eating a few pretzels or maybe a banana along with the water between cocktails you might be able to better maintain your safe hydration levels in the heat of the summer.
- 2 oz. Brinley Gold Mango Rum
- 1 Banana
- 4 pieces of Pineapple (Fresh if Available)
- 2 oz. Vida Coco Sugar free Coconut Water
- 1 oz. Orange Juice