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Cocktails that help you (sort of) keep those New Year’s resolutions

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Pitchfork Pretty’s A Red Rabbit is made with tequila and mezcal, carrot, chilies and avocado leaf and reflects the bar manager’s focus on taking a culinary approach to making cocktails. Arianna Auber/American-Statesman

Plenty of Austin restaurants offer semi-healthy cocktails, but the ones at Pitchfork Pretty, which opened in East Austin last year with a menu of Texas Hill Country cuisine, are arguably among the best thanks to bar manager Ryan Nolen’s attention to detail and desire to offer unexpected flavor combinations. Although cocktails won’t ever be a prescription the doctor orders because of the alcohol in them, Nolen’s menu makes a good argument for balance: having the booze alongside a slew of ingredients that gives healthful benefits to our bodies.

Go to mystatesman.com to find out about the more beneficial elements you’ll find in his drinks.