If you haven’t yet heard my sob story about alcohol, here it is… in my late twenties, over the course of about three years, I developed an unfortunate reaction to it: insomnia. Like, big time. I have a sip of wine at lunch, and I don’t fall asleep until 5am the next day. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating, but sadly, this is 100% true.
SO, I have been all about the mocktails for the past several years, and think I may have just hit upon a worthy substitution for my beloved margarita—I miss them the most. There’s just nothing like a plate of tacos with stiff marg, but I think I found a runner up.
This margarita-inspired sipper is just lime juice, honey, tonic water, and slices of jalapeno to give it that bite/edge that tequila usually adds. I must say, it’s quite good: it’s super light and refreshing, and not too sweet. Just my style.
Enjoy one on the deck tonight!
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1 drink
Juice from one lime (cut one slice before you juice your lime so you have it for a garnish)
2 teaspoons raw honey
6 ounces tonic water
2-3 slices of jalapeno
A dash of sea salt flakes
3/4 to 1 cup ice
- Pour honey into a 14-ounce glass and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of hot water. Stir to dissolve honey.
- Pour in lime juice.
- Fill glass with ice and pour in about 6 ounces of tonic water.
- Add 2 or 3 slices of jalapeno, then stir.
- Sprinkle with some salt flakes, then garnish with lime slice.