A glass of Martini
For Better Hydration, Remove Stirred Cocktails From The Menu
To stay hydrated, avoid stirred drinks such as martinis, Manhattans, or old-fashioneds, as they are very spirit-forward drinks that can leave you more dehydrated than before.
Stirred cocktails are made by stirring ingredients in an ice-filled beaker with a cocktail spoon before being strained and are often served without ice.
These cocktails are stirred to prevent too much water from entering the drinks in the chilling process. Shaking the drink crushes the ice and allows more water to dilute it.
Alcohol is a diuretic that dehydrates your body by expelling more fluids. Stirred drinks dehydrate you faster, as they contain more alcohol than shaken drinks.
To provide adequate hydration, replace stirred drinks with shaken or mixed drinks with less alcohol by volume and a higher proportion of nonalcoholic ingredients.