Look, I think it’s time for you to break up with rosé. Last year might have been fun together, but I’m pretty sure you can admit the novelty’s finally faded now—even if the pink wine stains on your clothes have not. May we suggest a smooth, classy, and well-established alternative? Vodka. It’s lower in calories, has no carbs, and can provide the kind of variety you just can’t get from pale pink wine. If anyone asks why you moved on, here are seven solid reasons (plus a bonus one!) to explain your decision, and never look back.
Rosé is highly acidic. Vodka is not!
Acidic foods and drinks can be a nuisance to our bodies—they are more prone to wear down teeth, produce acid reflux and kidney stones, and upset the stomach than non-acidic foods. Alcohol has acidic content, but compared to other adult beverages, vodka lands on the less acidic side of the scale, with a higher pH than both wine and beer.
Vodka contains zero tannins, sugars, and artificial sweeteners
Vodka is usually distilled several times and filtered even more times than that, and the resulting solution of 60% water and 40% vodka is unadulterated, meaning it’s free of sugars, artificial sweeteners, and congeners (which are byproducts of fermentation that, if not filtered out, leave trace amounts of chemicals such as acetone, acetaldehyde, and tannins). Also: No carbs, so any issues with that beach bod you’re working on, well, they’re not vodka-related.