Chill Out, Relax and Have a Drink

Ahhhhh! Summer is here and if you haven't noticed it by now, we're enjoying ourselves...maybe a little too much. While we're busy training for Fall races, we're also taking full advantage of our cities. I've become a beach bum between traveling to and fro attending Black Girls RUN! meet and greets. Ashley is enjoying the concrete jungle and is taking to the streets on her new ride (see previous post). And who can't resist summer nights on someone's patio with a cocktail in hand. Yeah, we're health nuts, but we also like to have fun. Here's a few of our favorite cocktails that we're enjoying this summer. Casa Noble Organic Margarita Casa Noble Organic Margarita 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime) ¾ oz La Sierra Agave Nectar Garnish- lime wheel and optional kosher salt rim Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, strain, serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel. To salt rim- moisten rim of glass with lime, gently roll in a plate of kosher salt. Black & Blue Mojito (AKA “Skinny Jeans Mojito”)
Taken from 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks by Kim Haasarud, liquid chef and founder of Liquid Architecture
1.5 oz 10 Cane rum (96 calories) 1 oz lime juice (8 calories) 1 oz sugar-free sweetener (made from Splenda) (i.e. Monin) * 3 blackberries (10 calories) 10 blueberries (8 calories) 10 mint leaves (0 calories) Splash of club soda (0 calories) Total calories: 122 Directions: In a tall collins glass, muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and sugar free syrup.  Add the rum.  Top with crushed ice and stir well.  Garnish with mint sprig and berry. Monin is a syrup company from France that offers 100+ syrups.  They also have a line of sugar-free syrups ranging from a sugar-ftree triple sec syrup to raspberry to blackberry.  They are sold at specialty grocers and online at Monin.com. Skinny Margarita
Taken from 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks by Kim Haasarud, liquid chef and founder of Liquid Architecture
1.5 oz reposado tequila (i.e. 1800 Reposado) (96 calories) 1 oz agave nectar (80 calories) 1 oz lime juice (8 calories) Total calories: 184 calories


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