We receive a lot of questions about alcohol consumption. While we do try to limit our alcohol consumption we enjoy a drink or two on the weekends, during special occasions, or when we travel. If you follow us on social media (namely Snapchat – we’re under hesheeatclean – since we share more of our day-to-day life there) you probably already know that our drinks of choice include red wine and vodka.
We tend to stick with making our own drinks instead of ordering them when we are out (drinks at restaurants are expensive!). One of the downfalls of alcohol is that liquid calories can add up really quickly without even realizing it. It’s normally the mixers that contain a ton of calories, sugar, and other unnecessary ingredients. We used to order (or make) margaritas. Once I started really focusing on my health I was floored when I looked up the sugar content of my favorite margarita – it had over 50 grams of sugar. I would much rather eat my sugar than drink it!
When Stoli reached out to us about their completely new, naturally gluten-free vodka recipe we were down for trying it out! The unique blend of 88 percent corn and 12 percent buckwheat achieves the ideal taste. Stoli Gluten Free has a smooth, clean finish and was rated an exceptional 92 points by BTI (Beverage Tasting Institute), which is the leading authority in independent spirits reviews.
We decided to test it out last weekend after a lot of yard work! I made what I call Lemonade with a “Kick” and Scott had a Bloody Mary.
Lemonade with a Kick
This is similar to our Refreshing Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink (without the ACV!)
- 3-4 freshly squeezed lemons (or lemon juice, just look for a natural juice without added ingredients)
- 1-2 shots of Stoli Gluten Free Vodka
- Stevia or your choice of sweetener
- Ice cubes
- Squeeze lemons into a mason jar (or similar container)
- Fill with desired amount of water and add stevia, to taste
- Add Vodka and mix
- Add ice cubs, if desired
As I mentioned, Scott had a Bloody Mary so I wanted to include that one too! You can make your own Bloody Mary mix or look for one without preservatives (sodium benzoate/benzoic acid), MSG, tons of sodium, high fructose corn syrup, and other junk ingredients that aren’t necessary (soy products, corn starch, sugars, etc.).
As with everything else in the health and fitness world, small changes really add up. Consider swapping out your sugar loaded fruity drink for this lemonade or come up with your own recipe! As always, have fun but be responsible. You are always responsible for your own actions.
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