Ladies, don't shoot the messenger but I have to share some truth with all of you. As we age, our bodies do not process alcohol as well as it did when we were younger.
If you are not seeing the scale move, suffering through hot flashes, walking around in a brain fog or you find you are waking up feeling like crap each morning then it is time to seriously consider reducing your alcohol consumption.
Start by just drinking half of what you normally drink. If you typically drink 2 glasses of wine each night then change that to just 1 glass each night. Work your way to only enjoying an adult beverage 1 -2 nights each week or less.
Once you start to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, you will start to feel so good. Not to mention, you will also significantly reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Below I'm sharing my favorite drink recipe. It is super easy to make this non-alcoholic by eliminating the tequila and adding more kombucha or club soda (see notes). This tastes even better than those syrupy sugar-laden margaritas you get at restaurants. Enjoy this with some friends and skip the hung over feeling the next morning.
5 orange slices
5 lime slices
5 mint leaves (optional)
Juice of half lime
1 ½ oz tequila (see below for non-alcoholic option)
Splash of kombucha (lemon or ginger)
Salt for rim (optional)
Place all ingredients (except kombucha) into a shaker glass and shake vigorously.
Pour into a glass (salt rimmed optional) and top with kombucha.
Be sure to squeeze the orange and lime slices into the glass before placing the pieces in it.
Tangelos work really well in this recipe but you can use any oranges.
Lemon or ginger kombucha and lemon/ginger combo work best with this recipe.
Use as much kombucha as you like. I like to use a bit more than just “a splash”. The more kombucha you use, the sweeter the drink will be.
If you want to make this a cocktail (non-alcoholic) you can swap the tequila for more kombucha or club soda.
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