For all you 21+, if you're out for a night on the town, think twice before ordering a fruity mixed drink. You can still get the sweetness you crave from certain types of wine, with fewere calories, and without the sugar from juices in a cocktail.
When I look at the year long makeovers in Allure magazine, I keep reading about these young women gaining weight on silly happy hour drinks. Ladies! This is counterproductive. Those cocktails have the calories and carbs of two candy bars. You drink enough of them and your body and skin will fight you. Then, there's the tipsiness factor that will make you look stupid to anyone trying to meet you. Remember the "Drunk Girl" character on SNL?
On Top Chef, I saw how the winner said that wines, not hard liquor, pair better with "beautiful food".