So I’ve been trying to eat healthier the last week or so….or should I say I’ve been trying to drink less beer, cause really that’s what it comes down to.

 

I can handle eating grilled chicken and broccoli I really can, but it’s summer time people, and mamma needs her pool side margarita….even if the pool I speak of only goes to my knees…that’s not the point.

 

No worries, I’m a crafty girl.  If there is one thing I know how to do its bend the rules…mostly break them but also bend.

 

And let’s face it you know how gross it feels to be hot and bloated from all those cold daddy’s you killed in the 102 degree West Texas heat.

 

So here you go, some alternatives for this summer that won’t make you feel like a water buffalo.

  • Watermelon Fizz

    • 1 oz Tequila
    • 3 oz Watermelon
    • 0.1   oz Simple Syrup (If I were you I’d make my own with the low cal recipe at the bottom)
    • 0.1   oz Soda Water
    • 5 Cilantro pieces (optional)
    • Squeeze of lime

    Muddle the watermelon with the optional cilantro leaves in a cocktail shaker (or if you want a sweet drink, just stick with the watermelon).  Then add ice, simple syrup and tequila. Shake well and pour everything in a rocks glass…you know that short stubby ones?

     

  • Not-so-clean Slide (Kinda Like a Mudslide but Not as Heavy)

    • 1         oz vodka
    • 2         oz coffee
    • 3         oz light almond milk
    • 1         tsp vanilla extract

    Put everything in a cocktail shaker.  Shake, then strain over ice into a cocktail glass.  Or you can blend it for that milkshake type texture.

  • Skinny Marg

    • I cup coconut water
    • ¼ cup honey
    • 2 packet stevia
    • 3-4 shots tequila (for margaritas) or rum (for daiquiris)
    • Juice from 1 lemon
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 6 fresh strawberries
    • 1 cup ice

    Puree everything in a blender until smooth.

  • Honey Lemonade

    • 8 lemons
    • 8 oz tequila
    • 8 tsp raw local honey (or whatever kind the health food store sells)
    • Water

    Juice the lemons and add to a 64 oz pitcher, along with tequila.  Dissolve the honey in warm water, then add to the pitcher.  Fill the rest of the pitcher with cold water and stir well.

    Pour into iced glasses and garnish with a lemon wedge.

  • Fast Easy Sangria

    • Red Wine
    • Diet 7up
    • Strawberries

    Slice up about 2 hand full of strawberries and throw in the bottom of a pitcher.

    Then add a bottle of wine and fill the rest with diet 7up.

    Serve over ice or as is.