Lounge Lizard

Monday’s incognito Lounge Lizard imbibes at all the best joints in town. Do you have a favourite pub or barkeep to recommend?

Depending on when you are reading this you have either survived New Year’s Eve or are about to plunge in. I tend not to indulge in New Year’s celebrations anymore, it seems to be a night hijacked by amateur drinkers (as is St. Patrick’s Day). So with New Year’s in mind and the possibility of resolutions, why not think about healthy cocktails – all in the aid of making your life better, of course. With that in mind, I thought that since a lovely revelry spot is the Westin Bear Mountain why not see what’s on their Master’s Lounge menu that would soothe the associative guilt from over-indulgence.

My first health rule: food and water when drinking which made me take a gander at the tapas menu. Right away I was in trouble – or so I thought. I should have ordered wilted greens and grilled artichokes but instead went for the calamari that I assumed was deep-fried. Instead it came grilled, sitting atop spinach, garlic and onions. Someone must be looking out for me.

Onto healthy drinks, what better way to make amends than with a Caesar – tomato, pickled beans, it’s like health on wheels, right? The drink includes horseradish, known for fighting cancer and sinusitis! Not stopping there, the next cocktail was the Midnight Mojito. Blueberries, lime and mint positively made me radiate good health with all those fabulous antioxidants. So if you were skeptical that cocktails could be healthy, go forth and drink with impunity!

 

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