I am a Christian but I’m not a teetotaler. Hey, Jesus drank wine and even played wine maker in a pinch. I believe the benefits of alcohol in moderation outweighs the risks, unless of course, you have a history of alcoholism or on medication that doesn’t mix well. And always have a DD. For the general public not excluded otherwise, slainte!
My usual beverage of choice is red wine. This being a replacement for the Guinness I once held dear. Alas, Guinness is not gluten free and for this celiac girl it’s now off limits. . During the summer however, I sometimes crave something cold and refreshing. Hence the simple gin and tonic. Only 3 ingredients and no precise measurements needed and if you do it right, no mixing either.
My dilemma with tonic water is that every brand in the grocery store contains high fructose corn syrup and the “light” version has excitotoxin rich artificial sugars. And then today I found tonic water made with plain old cane sugar! Oh the simple joys in life! There it was just as I came upon the mind-boggling beverage isle. I didn’t have to search. It was meant to be.
My formula is simple:
1/2 lime, squeezed
Pour over ice in a glass.
Add shot (or 2) of gin. I use Beefeaters.
Pour 7-8oz tonic water over this. It mixes itself!
Drink and enjoy!
Don’t let your children mistake it for limeade. :/
Resist the urge to drink a second if you must work early in the morning. :/ :/
Make sure to have one ready for your sweaty hubby when he finishes mowing the lawn and it shall go well for you. 😉