‘Healthy’ alcoholic drinks: are they too good to be true? – The Times

Peta Bee and the Times wine critic Jane MacQuitty road test the new ‘booze with benefits’

A new batch of alcoholic drinks claim to have positive effects on our healthGETTY IMAGES

Skin-boosting gin? Beer that helps you to recover from a run? There’s a new batch of drinks on offer this summer: alcoholic beverages that claim to have health benefits. Can we really take their therapeutic promises seriously? We ask the experts.

From left: Collagin gin; El Rayo tequila; Floreat sparkling wine; Gem & Bolt mescal; FKT pale ale; High Flyer IPA; Bootleg Booch kombucha beer

Gin infused with collagen
Collagin (£34.99, collagin.co.uk)

Health claim An anti-ageing skin booster
What’s in it?
A 100mg shot of bovine collagen in every 500ml bottle, plus botanicals such as pink grapefruit, orris root, and liquorice, or rose petals. It’s 40 per cent proof and you can’t taste the collagen, but it is claimed that it helps to maintain a “youthful and resilient appearance in the face of ageing”.
What the health expert says
Graeme Close, a professor of human physiology at Liverpool John Moores…

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Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/healthy-alcoholic-drinks-are-they-too-good-to-be-true-l7tzmglj7


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