D-Feast Friday: Adult Version

I don’t know about you guys, but where I am, it’s too damn hot outside to cook. I just don’t feel like it right now. I don’t feel like going to the tiny grocery store down the street and almost getting killed in the parking lot, I don’t feel like chopping and measuring, and I sure as hell don’t feel like cleaning up. (That said, I will still be reading everyone’s D-Feast Friday recipes.)

What DO I feel like doing on this 108-degree-heat-index Friday in muggy Florida? Having an adult beverage, of course.

Alcohol can be a weird thing for PWDs, and everyone’s different. Light beers usually don’t do a thing to my blood sugar, but yummy treats like IPAs and Hefeweizens are like granola bars in a glass, bolus-wise. And red wine? Red wine might as well be insulin itself, the way it sends my blood sugar plummeting.

Liquor-y drinks can be trouble, too, mostly because the mixers that accompany them are full of sugar. Which brings me to my diabetes-friendly adult beverage recipe: The Fresca Cocktail.

I was first exposed to this glorious combination of hard alcohol and refreshing diet goodness about a year ago, when I tried a Fresca Margarita at a place in Jacksonville Beach. It was damn tasty — and blood sugar friendly — so I’m sharing a similar recipe here.

In a shaker, mix together:

2 shots of tequila

1 shot of triple sec

1 shot of fresh lime juice

Shake. Grab a couple of tumblers and throw some ice in them. Then, fill both glasses with equal amounts of margarita mixture. Top off with cold Fresca, and enjoy. Best served with Baked Cheetos and sliced avocado.


8 comments on “D-Feast Friday: Adult Version

  1. Lauren says:

    OMG. That sounds like a perfectly refreshing beverage for a hot, humid afternoon. *Mental note: pick up Fresca on the way home tonight. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  2. OMG (just saw that Lauren wrote the same thing – great minds think alike) – that drink sounds DELICIOUS – especially with the nibbles. Fresca was my first diet drink I ever had back in the early 70’s – we used to pick it up in Maine on holidays (the only time I got to drink diet sodas) – then it progressed to Canada – but it’s hard to find here in the province I live in – so it’s “precious” when I do have it in stock.

    It’s already noon time here in Montreal – officially I can drink now Jacquie – huh? huh? huh? 🙂

  3. OMG! Margarita’s are one of the drinks that I have felt like I had to give up because they go out of control. Can’t wait to try this!!

    Red wine is like light beer to me…both make almost no movement. White wine, which I’m less a fan of anyway, normally causes a high.

    I have 3-hour countdown to happy hour. 🙂

  4. Renata says:

    I love vodka and fresca. The baked cheetos cracked me up.

    • Jacquie says:

      Oooooh — I’ll have to try that! Also want to do a Gin/Fresca martini.

      We’re going to need to think up names for all of these drinks.

  5. Beth says:

    Gin/Fresca martini – Fres-kini?

    Vodka/Fresca – Fres-ka? or, Vodska? or, how about just damned delicious?

    (Seriously, Fresca was truly awful back in the early 70’s – I hope they’ve improved it!)

  6. Karen says:

    I don’t like tequila, but I see that Renata recommended vodka instead. Sounds like a winner to me!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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