NorCal Margarita

When summer time comes it can be hard to stick to your diet.  You want to hang out and drink all of the refreshing summer drinks.  But some drinks like frozen margaritas can add hundreds of calories to your daily total!

The NorCal margarita originally popularized by Robb Wolf is one of the best cocktails I have found to solve this.  It is light, refreshing, and is delicious for everyone, even those who aren’t dieting!

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NorCal Margarita

A light, refreshing, healthy, summer cocktail

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tequila Reposado works the best
  • 1 oz Lemon and Lime juice Equal parts of each
  • Club Soda To top

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice

  2. Add 2 oz of tequila (reposado works the best)

  3. Add 1 oz of lemon and lime juice mixture

  4. Top with club soda

  5. Stir and enjoy

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At the end of a long day we are often looking for a simple and healthy cocktail to take the edge off.  Plus as we all start to melt in this summer heat, we need something light and refreshing, no one wants to be dealing with something too heavy right now.  Especially since we have realized that alcohol is not the demon it is often portrayed as and may even have some health benefits.  However, we still want to be careful to avoid a calorie dense and sugar laden cocktail.  That is where a refreshing and delicious cocktail like the whiskey rickey comes in.  It is a simple combination of lime juice, whiskey, and club soda.  A totally sippable summer cocktail that you will want to keep coming back to.  The perfect drink for the summer, to chill out and stay healthy while you do it!

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Whiskey Rickey

A simple and refreshing cocktail, that stays healthy.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Oz Whiskey
  • 1/2 Lime
  • To top Club soda

Instructions

  1. Fill highball glass with ice

  2. Add the whiskey

  3. Squeeze in half a lime (or lemon) and drop it in the glass

  4. Add club soda to top

  5. Stir and enjoy

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