Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Drinking low histamine

I'm not a big drinker, especially since having Molly-Pop, but I'm also the first to acknowledge how great it is to enjoy a cold one on a hot day. Post-paleo, any beer I used to drink became (usually red) wine. With the added histamine element, beer and wine are, at best, a poor choice (as my wine-filled Canada Day Weekend week-and-a-half eczema recovery would suggest).

The other weekend I made myself a few "NorCal Margaritas." My understanding is these are a Robb Wolf creation, though I'm not certain the origin. They're pretty simple:

  • 2 Shots Tequila
  • The Juice and Pulp of One Lime
  • Club Soda to Taste
  • Served over ice
Full disclosure - I found this image here:

Here's the kicker: y'know how - even if you only have a couple drinks - you can tell the morning after that you were drinking the night before? Even if you're not hungover, you can just feel it. Well, after three margaritas, I had not one trace of morning-after-ick. In fact, I felt pretty clean. Now, (provided I can resist reliving the ill-advised, way-too-potent-self-drink-mixing of my youth) I'd say I have a new drink of choice.

Cheers to having fun and feeling good (the next day)!

PS - These drinks are so popular, there's even a new site dedicated to 'em.