Skinny No-Hangover Cocktail
It’s the Tuesday after the 3-day weekend. Let’s have a drink!
My 13 year old BMW is falling apart. I got in it this morning and it was low on gas, the check engine light was lit up, and some other light came on that looked like a battery with a squiggly line in it. Ugh! One of my windows is completely broken so I can’t roll it up or down, but it keeps sliding half way down and letting in freezing cold air as I drive to work each morning. Which means before I get in it I have to open the door, palm each side of the window, and use all my strength to shove it back up. Then drive as softly as I can to not hit any bumps on the road and cause the window to slide back down. It’s getting ridiculous.
So rather than think about all my car issues, I’m going to do what any smart adult would do. Pour myself a cocktail and watch Real Housewives.
I love a fancy cocktail, but what I don’t love is the horrendous hangover you suffer thru the day after. You would think the hangover is from the alcohol, but really you get a hangover from all of the sugar that is in the juice and mixers. Plus, your body gets dehydrated because you’re usually not drinking enough water. This drink is the anti-hangover cocktail.
Even better? It’s only 120 teeny, tiny calories. Compare that to 550 calories in just 1 margarita. I could have 5 of these drinks instead. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t, my car problems aren’t that bad. I’m just saying that I could. But I won’t!
It is my go to drink to make at home or order when we go out. You must make the switch. You’ll thank me in the morning.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 6 ounces soda water (also called club soda)
- 1–2 wedges of lime
- In a 10 ounce glass, combine vodka and soda water over ice. Serve with the juice from 1-2 wedges of lime.
- Calories: 120
- Fat: <1g