The #1 Worst Cocktail For Your Heart

While this drink may be one of the most popular orders at the bar, an espresso martini can be fairly unhealthy for your heart.

The mix of alcohol, a depressant, and caffeine, a stimulant, is something that can have a "damaging effect on the heart and all of the organ systems,"

Caffeine speeds up heart rate, raises blood pressure, and activates the central nervous system,

If you already suffer from high blood pressure, putting additional strain on your blood pressure by consuming more caffeine may negatively affect your heart.

Caffeine will mask the effect of alcohol, which might cause someone to drink more than they could typically tolerate.

Alcohol is a toxin to the body and there are no health benefits to consuming it

But if you do want to indulge, "a less damaging option to espresso martinis is wine, straight alcohol on the rocks, beer, or cider."