I've come to the conclusion recently that I have been putting a few too many back as of late.
A lot of things have brought this about:
- Possible kidney stones
- Doctor's recommendation
- Can't lose the pounds
- Fighting with plants
So, I went on a little to no alcohol diet for the time being (so far, no alcohol for about 3 weeks).
Unfortunately, I also recently came across a classic cocktail that sounded like it would be awesome. Simple, easy to make, contains my favorite booze, and sounds pretty damn refreshing on a summer day.
The Gin Rickey.
1 ounce Gin
Juice of Half of Lime
Topped with Club Soda or Seltzer over ice.
Serve with slice of lime for garnish
What a time to decide this, especially since I found my holy grail of drinks.
Anyways, I figured I needed to trick my brain into thinking I was serving it booze, so I doctored the recipe up and created the "LimeAid Cascade".
(I removed the gin from the equation).
At first I thought it was going to be horrible, but to my surprise, it was awesome. Granted, it's an aquired taste, but since I like gin, I figured I could handle Club Soda.
This is now my drink of choice and I actually crave it when I get home.
I even went out and bought a Lemon/Lime squeezer from Bed bath and Beyond because I've been making 5 to 6 of these a night.
One thing to note: Club Soda has a sodium content, but seltzer does not. I figure I've cut back on a ton of booze, so a little salt isn't gonna hurt (right now). But, if I can keep this schedule up, I'll more than likely switch to using Lemon Lime seltzer.
It seems like I've got a cocktail in my hands and I'm sure my neighbors think I'm toasted since I've constantly had one of these things in my hand for the last couple of weeks, but it's a start.
My next step is to consider the importance of tobacco in my life...but not quite yet.
***Oh, and I think I really need to point out the fact that I came up with this thing all by myself. So, if Glittergirl goes on about how she came up with this, it's a lie!