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A Cool, Refreshing, Healthier, Adult Beverage

A Cool, Refreshing, Healthier, Adult Beverage

When people are venturing into a new, healthier diet they often ask me, “Are there any drinks I can still have?” By drinks they mean alcoholic beverages of course. With any new diet, we often start out with “What can I NOT give up?!”

It’s good, if you are trying to cleanse or detox, to cut out alcohol all together.

If you are looking for a diet that fits into a sustainable lifestyle, you’ll probably want some healthy drink options.

My favorite healthy summer drink and the one I get the most positive feedback on is the drink recipe below.

Don’t be mistaken. I’ve carefully chosen ingredients so they are not merely okay but actually beneficial!

Vodka can be a better choice than other alcohols because it has no sugar and few calories.

Mineral water is naturally bubbly and contains magnesium, and calcium.

Lime juice is anti-inflammatory, good for the skin and aids in digestion.

Raw local honey is a true superfood and has a wealth of benefits. The reason it is included in this recipe is to aid in seasonal allergies which can be exacerbated by high outside temperatures.

A cool drink, on a hot day with added health, win, win!

Molly’s Sparkling Vodka


1 Tablespoon warm water

1 shot vodka (about 1 oz)

1 Cup Sparkling Mineral Water

½ Cup ice

Juice of ½ lime

1 teaspoon raw, local honey


Pour warm water in your glass and add honey.

Stir to dissolve the honey thus making somewhat of a simple syrup.

Add ice, vodka and soda in that order.

Stir gently and serve with a slice of lime on the glass.

Delicious alternatives:

With all of the flavored carbonated waters like La Croix and Bubbly, you can sub one of these for the mineral water.

Keep it completely sugar free by adding stevia instead of honey.

Use any citrus fruit juice or pomegranate juice would be delicious.

I like to add essential oils that are edible like Cassia, lemon and/or cardamom.

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