Sometimes I feel like I don’t stop moving from the time I get up until the kids are in bed. Days are getting busier and can be stressful. Not that I think we should only drink to deal with every day stresses in life, but once in awhile it’s nice to relax with a drink.
Since I was a bartender for a few years in college before I got a big girl job, I know how to make a drink or two. So I thought it would be fun to incorporate a fun drink of the month. Summer is coming up and I know people like to enjoy themselves and I like making fun drinks to have with friends. Drinks at restaurants can be so sugary and sweet so I experiment at home.
The whole drinking thing doesn’t totally mesh with my #fueledup theme but who doesn’t like to indulge once in awhile? I at least TRY to make them on the “lighter” side. Life’s for living! And because kids.. am i right?
Margaritas are my favorite (not just because I worked at Chili’s.. but partly) but the sour mix can be pretty harsh. I recently found this Limeaid from Newman’s Own (I can’t remember who told me about it, Mikala?) that tastes similar but is way less sugar/calories. The important thing to remember is to add the tequila, juice and lime then shake it BEFORE you add the soda water. If you shake the soda water it’ll make it flat. And a shaken margarita is where it’s at.
- 1.5oz Tequila
- 2oz Limeaid (Newman's Own)
- 2oz Soda Water
- Put tequila, limeaid and wedge of lime squeezed in a tumbler glass. Shake for 30 seconds.
- Pour over ice
- Top with remaining soda water