I went to town on the blue beverages this month. NDAM is an important month for us diabetics; it's an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease, engage folks in taking action in one way or another, and celebrating our successes, however small.
I often get distracted by shiny things, and this drink was no exception. Any, ANY reason to use a glow stick and I'm in.
I was just featured on my first PODCAST! Ask me about my Type 1 is a weekly podcast that features Type 1s & their guest Type none's (non-diabetics) to talk about various topics... mine, of course, was alcohol. Drinking while diabetic is a strangely under-discussed topic, considering the number of diabetics I know who drink.
This was probably my most interesting challenge to date. From my research it turns out that, aside from the coffee boozy situation, there is somewhat inconsistent agreement on the primary flavors making up a Tiramisu martini. One thing everyone did agree on: it required lots of super sugary liqueurs to achieve success. Oh, hell no.
I've been on a Bloody Mary kick more recently, so I thought I'd talk to ya'll about it a bit. This particular kick seems to happen every winter-to-spring transition time, where I just can't fucking stand the sight of my down jackets anymore and it won't stop snowing. I think it's some kind of weird byproduct of my genetic desire to hibernate while in reality, I still have to leave the house. Regardless, I've done a little digging on the nutritional makeup of a Bloody Mary for ya'll, and good news: this one's got a lot of healthy qualities to it, so best get drinking.
Traditional Margs have the following ingredients: Tequila, a shitload of lime juice, possibly a half ounce of orange liqueur, and potentially sugar to cut the bitterness. They're versatile and can take a lot of forms: on the rocks, blended, or shaken/more martini-style. They're lime-y, but not a particularly sweet drink.
"um, you take vodka, put some fresh cilantro in it, leave it for a few days, strain the cilantro out, and then drink it" she said, giving me the "you poor stupid human" eye.
I'm here to remind you that avoiding liquid sugar (unnecessary calories plus hard for a dead pancreas to manage) without sacrificing taste or quality of beverages is entirely possible. Here are 8 tips to stay sugar free/low sugar while you're out and about.
Ya'll I'm super excited to have our first GUEST POST on the blog. I haven't talked much about beer because I frankly don't like it. Luckily, Caitlin loves beer and you can look forward to more beer-focused posts from her in the future.
I was expecting that a low-sugar/carb daiquiri recipe was going to be a complicated process, but good news for all you people who can't be bothered to make complicated things or even really use your kitchen utensils... it's easy as hell and can be made very quickly. The scary part is that it went down almost as fast, but that's a story for another day.