Relax, mellow out, and don’t stress…it must be 2009!

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In keeping with our turbulent times anti-energy drinks have emerged to help us try to take the edge off. We tried a few of the following at this years annual Las Vegas Bar Show.

Drank, (www.drankbeverage.com), which uses melatonin, rose hips, and valerian root, is a purple elixir whose sole purpose is to help you relax. With the added melatonin probably best used after you get home.

Blue Lotus, (www.bluelotuslifestyle.com), incorporates the blue lotus flower used in ancient Egypt for its calming and euphoric effects. Some researchers claim that the blue lotus flower naturally stimulates blood flow creating a sense of personal well-being. I think we could all use some of that these days.

Malava Novocaine, (www.malavabeverages.com), created by dentist Steve Snyder, uses Kava to calm your nerves and relax your spirit. Used by natives in the South Pacific for thousands of years to bring about a sense of euphoria in troubled times Dr. Snyder recommends this beverage as part of a healthy lifestyle. Try the following cocktail next time you need to get numb.

The Sedative

Ingredients

  • 1 oz tequila,
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz vodka

Instructions

Mix with ice and add lemon.

In the immortal words of Joey Ramone, “I wanna be sedated”!

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