Does your drink feel like it has lost its luster? You don’t have to find an exciting new recipe or whip up an exotic drink to find bliss. Try some of these tips to breathe new life into your go-to drink.
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For months now I have been drinking the same thing over and over… and over again. I am serious, no variety at all. It’s either a skinny margarita or a glass of Pinot Grigio. Over and over… and over again!
I will admit, it has been hard to be a cocktail blogger thinking I was having a bad case of writers block. But, I think it’s pretty common to find a drink and stick to it. Many of us find a drink we love and embrace it.
The Only Four Things In My Kitchen!
We don’t have a cupboard filled with bottles of liquors we’ll never use again. We don’t have a bunch of random ingredients laying around from recipes we really didn’t like.
To make my skinny margarita (recipe below) these are the only things I need to keep track of.
- Limes or a bottle of juice (it’s easier)
- stevia packets
- flavored seltzer (blueberry, coconut, orange, strawberry)
How To Make Your Drink Look and Feel Brand New
#1. Pour It In A New Glass
There is something magical about a new glass for your everyday drink. It’s like buying a new outfit and heading out on the town. Same girl, new clothes… completely new attitude! The same rules apply for your drink! Dress it up! I will link these Elle Decor pink highball glasses I found on amazon. I am in love with the crocodile skin pattern!
#2. Buy A New Brand or Different Bottle
Tequila, vodka, bourbon… whatever your poison, pick a new brand or a new bottle! Maybe this time you splurge on a premium bottle, or get one that has a pretty label. A different brand will definitely make your drink taste and feel new.
Some of the bottles I have around at the moment. (the Teremana is empty… I really like that one!)
- Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila – nicely priced
- Espolon Tequila Blanco – Fun label
- Tres Agaves Organic Tequila – Organic
- Teremana Small Batch Tequila – The Rocks’ tequila
- Cabo Waco Tequila Blanco – very tasty
#3. Use Fresh Juice
The bottled stuff is easy, but fresh is BEST! It even feels fancier to cut and squeeze that lime into your drink. The taste of fresh lime is second to none.
#4. Add A Garnish
Add some flare! Give it that professional signature. Cut your lime into circle or wedge, use the peel and twist it around your straw. make it fun!
Bonus Points: Take some pictures of your “new” drink and post it to Instagram. Get near a window, find some good light and move your camera around to find the best angle. Be sure to tag us @spillingtequila so we can add it to our stories!
If you try all these ideas and it still doesn’t have that born again feel, just embrace your regular drink! There is something comforting about knowing what to expect. You know where your glass is, exactly the right amounts to pour, and that one bottle of tequila will make exactly 6.5 large mason jar margaritas.
- 4 packs stevia (1 tsp)
- 2 limes juiced (2 oz)
- 4 oz tequila
- 1 can flavored seltzer (12 oz)
- Mix stevia and lime juice.
- Add tequila and ice. Stir.
- Add seltzer and stir.
- Please drink responsibly.
This recipe works well with just about all flavors of seltzer. Strawberry, blueberry, and coconut are always crowd pleasers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is estimated and should only be used as a general guideline.