"Always make time for the things you love, like drinking tequila" - Cara
I'm a firm believer that all things are possible with tequila and lipstick.
If I was stranded on an island and could only have one alcohol for the rest of my life, it would be tequila – first of all, because life on a beach is not complete without a margarita and second of all because Tequila is simply the sh*t.
Tequila is my drink of choice, but it's also much better for you than most other liquors. Now, tequila is by no means a "health food" but relative to other boozy concoctions, tequila has some perks. Here are the top two most important ones:
1. It's a low calorie alcohol
Tequila is made of agave, which means it's made up of agavins. Why are these better? These are complex sugars that your body doesn't digest or store unlike other forms of sugar and they won't spike your blood sugar. Here's the non-scientific version: This means your body doesn't process tequila as sugar like it does other liquors which means less calories.
2. Less of a hangover
Now we aren't referring to the sh*tty watered down tequila many people are used to drinking, or drowning it in a glass of super sugary margarita mix. Those two things are sure to give you a miserable hangover. Pure agave tequila however, won't leave you with as much of a hangover. Which is why tequila soda with a lemon and a lime is my go-to, even on a weekday happy hour.
Tequila probably won't fix your problems, but it's worth a shot.
If your relationship with tequila got off to a rocky start, whether because of a cheap and bleh variety or a night with too many cheap margs (trust me I've been there too), then this valentine's day cocktail can help you revive the spark. Give it a try, you might just find true love.
It's sweet enough to be smooth, tart enough to keep it interesting, and strong enough to let you experience the signature taste of tequila.
V-Day Tequila Martini
This martini is smooth and fresh, with tart pomegranate and sweet raspberry. Served with a sugared rim and garnished with a classic lime and festive heart-sliced strawberries.
( vegan // dairy-free // gluten-free )
- Silver Tequila, 100% Agave
- POM Pomegranate Juice
- Chambord Liqueur
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Lime Wedges
- Fresh Strawberries
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