Your Guide to a Healthier Happy Hour

"It's always NUUN somewhere!"

As a 24-year-old college graduate, I look back on my college career thinking "my gahd, THE CHASERS. THE MIXERS. THE SUGAR. THE... eeeeee." My roommates and I were big on OJ, not the ACTUAL juice, but the "SUGGAAARRR! This isn't actually orange juice” OJ. My teeth and health suffered as a result. And my hygienist, who also happens to be one my mom's closest friends, told me to really try and hold back on the sugary 11 pm to 3 am dance enhancers if I wanted to keep my pearls. You know, you went out. Brushed your teeth beforehand. Drank a ton of rum and cokes. Then came back (or didn’t) and crashed hard. At the time, I didn't listen to Mrs. Hygienist’s advice on bad drink mixing habits- but I've been hearing it loud and clear over these last few years. After taking up more of a health and fitness-oriented lifestyle in post-college life, it's imperative that my cocktails and mixed drinks follow suit. I'm an adult now after all. I care about my health, longevity, teeth and body (and you should, too). Even if none of what I’m saying relates to you at all, but you’re constantly mixing sodas and juices into your cocktails. LISTEN UP! What better way to get your drink on than with all of your vitamins and electrolytes packed inside your cup?

NUUN tablets are your new water-dissolving, bartender best friend. You don’t even have to have an awkward brunch together first! You’re automatically friends! She/he’s the mixer that helps you. Not hurts you. And with tons of delicious flavors to add to your water, seltzer or club soda, you’ll craft the most perfect mocktail around (minus the next morning hangover).

Get Nuun for yourself! 

Here are our favorite creations (try them for yourself and comment!):


  • 8 oz. water
  • 1/2 Fresh Lime Nuun Energy tablet
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 lime slices
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar (coconut sugar... healthy sugar!)

NUUN On the Beach

  • 8 oz. water
  • 1/2 Nuun Active Tropical Fruit tablets
  • 1/2 Nuun Active Orange tablet
  • 1 12 oz Vodka
  • 12 oz Peach schnapps

Tequila NUUNrise 

  • 8 oz. water
  • 1/2 Nuun Active Orange tablet
  • 1 12 oz tequila, chilled

Blackberry Mint NUUlep

  • 1 Nuun Vitamin Blackberry Citrus tablet


  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 tablet Nuun Vitamin Ginger Lemonade tablet
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Blue Curaçao Liqueur
  • 2 lemon slices

NUUN Jello Shots

  • 2 Nuun tablets of choice
  • 32 oz. of water
  • Flavorless gelatin


  • Bring water to a boil
  • Add Nuun tablets
  • Add gelatin- mix it in until dissolved
  • Add alcohol of choice
  • Pour into shot cups or Jello molds
  • Set in fridge UNTIL SET! (overnight is best)

Note: Holabird Sports does not condone or support underage drinking. Please enjoy responsibly over 21 years of age, and always have a designated driver.