Skinny Summer Thirst Quencher
Last year I fell into a love affair with cucumber vodka. However, I really only drink it in the summertime. It is so refreshing!! So I played around a little bit with it and crafted my favorite summer cocktail.
At first, I used club soda and I liked it, but sometimes too many bubbles makes me feel bloated & full. So, then I mixed it with flat water and it was perfect. But, then I felt like it needed a little za za zoo so I popped in a little Key West lime juice. Mmm it was SO good, but I still felt like it needed more so finally I came up with two options.
Effin Cucumber Vodka, Key West lime juice & fresh basil with water & ice- SHAKE & Enjoy
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It is low calorie, low carb & the mixture with flat water helps prevent hangovers. I rarely get them, & definitely don't with this drink. The last time I was hungover was in Europe from marathon drinking Heineken & not including water in the 12 hour stretch.
Here is the recipe:
1 shot Effin Cucumber Vodka
½ shot Key West lime juice
1 slice of lime
2 leaves of basil OR mint
1 ½ cups of flat water
½ cup of ice
I am a red wine drinker but in the summer it's too dang hot! So naturally I was drinking a lot of seltzers, until they started hurtingmy stomach really bad. Not even when I was drinking them, but when I wasn't. I was having pains, throwing up & not eating because it hurt too bad. I realized that's what it was, the overdoing of seltzers. So I switched to Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc!
The good thing about these are good pinks & whites can be cheap AND good! So this weekend I chose 4 wines under $10! One of them is under $5!!! I did a taste testing & really loved all of them. I prefer a dry, flat wine which all of these are.
So I am going to focus more on what I have been eating this year. But in a nutshell as far as workouts go, I do CYCLEBAR 2-3 times a week, 2 of these include workouts for arms. I don't like weight lifting, I like doing more cardio, body workouts so I will use the PELETON app to do some HIIT workouts 1-2 times a week on top of the CB. The days I do not do CB I do the HIIT or jog 1.5-2 miles. I recently finished my first 5k of 2021 through a vineyard at 37 min. It was not easy, but was fun!
I feel like everyone had found their "thing" during the 2020 quarantine° my "thing" is making margaritas, specifically spicy ones. I was infusing my own tequila with jalapenos for either watermelon or pineapple spicy margs. I became quite the mixologist and muddler!
A few weeks ago I was at Whiskey Joe's beach bar and I ran into a tequila rep who offered me a shot. Umm YES please. It was a spicy tequila and IT WAS AMAZING. I ended up getting two bottles and created a recipe to share with y'all. I never ever use margarita mix, that will tear your stomach UP. There is way too much sugar in those, trust.