Eating low carb is a lifestyle that Ashley and I have both lived for years. Sure, we indulge in some chips and salsa and Chili’s margarita from time to time, but for the most part, we keep it clean. Specifically, we follow the No Sugar No Grains lifestyle, which ends up being very low carb.
For years, I didn’t count my alcoholic beverages. Those were my choice indulgences. However, once I realized how much a weekly beer and a nightly glass of wine were hindering my weight loss and keeping my belly bloated, I knew I had to make some changes. I decided to try vodka soda with lime as my go-to drink because it would be easy to make at home and order at any bar or restaurant. That is still my standby drink, but I have made a few more flavorful drinks, along with some old favorites, to mix it up.
Today I bring to you my favorites, whether or not you eat well.
*It’s important to note that I drink Tito’s exclusively. It’s delicious and made in Texas. If you choose to go a cheaper route, you will feel the cheapness of it later. Ouch.
You don’t have to choose the LaCroix brand. They are just super fizzy, which I love. I also buy the Simply Balanced Target store brand. I wish bars and restaurants would carry flavored sparkling!
You have to actually like tequila to drink this margarita. A lot of people like restaurant margaritas, but don’t actually like tequila. Without all the sugary mixes, you will taste tequila. My preferred brand is Milagro, but whatever you do, choose 100% agave. It should be clear. You don’t have a lot of control over this in a lot of bars, though. Just go with it. I like my rim salted. That’s a personal choice.
There you have it, my favorite refreshing cocktails for summer! Now get out there and mix one up this weekend!