Hi, my name is Sober Susan and I am banned from drinking for fear that I will turn into my rough riding sister Saucy Sally.
Totally kidding guys, I don't have a drinking problem... BUT, due to the Candida situation I have experiencing, I avoid alcohol. This has been going on all year! At most I would have a sip of wine and pray that it wouldn't anger my organs. However, two weeks ago we were in Joshua Tree with some of our very best friends in the entire world (yes, Caton and Kate, we miss you terribly, come back) and I felt it was time to break my four month long abstinence.
Now, there is something about being in the desert, on 'vacation', that requires a cocktail I feel... which may sound very Alcoholic of me, but I swear this feeling comes from a good place and not one of drowning my sorrows in a bottle of gin... Moving on.
So when faced with the 'desert drinking dilemma' or the triple D as I like to call it, I found myself struck with the fear of god. Would my organs simply rebel? Would they riot and refuse to function!? At the end of the day I decided we only get one life to life (hm someone should make that into a Soap) and came up with a 'safe' cocktail for my sensitive stomach.
-THE TEQUILA POPSICLE-
What you will need:
1 whole Navel Orange freshly squeezed (DON'T CHEAT, fresh press that shit!)
1 whole lemon freshly squeezed and seeds filtered out
1.5-2 oz tequila of choice
lime wedge and salt for rim*
Using a citrus press or juicer, squeeze your orange and lemon juice into a small glass and set aside.
Cut a small slit into the center of your lime wedge and run it along the edge of your chilled cocktail glass, rub the edge in salt *I used chili salt.
Add your tequila to the cocktail glass, pour your fresh squeezed juices over the top and stir.
Now, I call this a Tequila Popsicle because, well, it tastes like a popsicle! Which means that you can consume it far too quickly, so do be careful. I advise having a large bowl of guac near by with your favorite tortilla chips, just to help soften the blow.
Summer is nearly upon us and this fresh (squeezed) beverage is just the thing to carry the winter blues away. Cheers.