I get it, we're all busy and some people like beer. We do live in Colorado, the micro-brewery capitol of the universe, and I don't expect everyone to maintain the exhausting level of alcoholic snobbery I do. My point is that you don't have to, nor do you even really have to be a fancy bartender or spend any amount of time throwing something together.
I spent six days enjoying sugar-free mojitoes on a lounge chair next to the ocean/pool in Mexico. It really doesn't get better than that, you know? But, preparing for the trip reminded me that enjoying (in a relaxing way, not in a oh-shit-my-BG-is-suddenly-400-whoopsies kind of way) the international food and drink situation as a diabetic requires a little bit of forethought and planning.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I wanted to make sure all y'all had these recipes in hand just in time for the holiday. (Hey! I got you. No one should be drinking vodka soda water on Thanksgiving, for fuck's sake)
Recipes for the old fashioned caramel apple toddy, and the pumpkin pie martini (otherwise known as Halloween Eggnog)
I used some of my long weekend to experiment with some, quote, "low carb" martini recipes I discovered.
In this post, I'm going to focus on how to make a flavored iced latte yourself, the correct way - then you can save your $6 and the half a vial of insulin you'd have used for a crappy, poorly made drink at Starbucks to pay for more insulin so you can eat cake (or something) instead. You're welcome.
Sangria is a lovely summery/refreshing beverage that I don't make often because it's a pain in the ass to cut all the fruit and requires more than four ingredients, but I'm always happy when I make it, and it's still summer, DAMMIT.
I wasn't able to find cocktails on the menu that I was interested in/that seemed safe to consume, so I decided to risk it: I told the bartenders I was a diabetic and challenged them to make me a refreshing low sugar cocktail.
My solution to nearly all the ills in life is coffee. It tastes amazing, it can warm you up or cool you down, and as an added bonus, it can help you do stupid things with more energy.
DERBY WEEKEND... SQUEEEEE. Ya'll know what that means... FLAIR! Parties, fancy summer dresses, ridiculous HATS, spectacular food... and Mint Juleps!