Spoil Me Sunday: Guilt-Free Day Drinking

Hey, y’all!

What better way to kick off my birthday week than a lazy Sunday Funday? I’m taking off Thursday (my birthday) and Friday, so only a 3 day work week this coming week. (Yes, please!) We had enough leftovers from last week, so lunch meal prep is already taken care of. (Winning!)

Who doesn’t love a refreshing afternoon cocktail on a hot Sunday afternoon? It’s even more enjoyable when it’s 100% guilt-free! A Moscow Mule is so refreshing and with just a few ingredients, it’s so simple.

The Ingredients

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As I mentioned, there aren’t many ingredients required to make a Moscow Mule:

  • 2oz of vodka (I’m not super picky about brand, and part of my purchase of this brand at Total Wine went to charity)
  • 3oz of Ginger beer–I substituted Ginger Ale Zevia, instead, and I wasn’t picky about the amount
  • 1oz of lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish (I skipped that)

I absolutely love Zevia soda. I drink one pretty much every day, and I don’t even remember the last time I had a regular soda. It comes in 14 different flavors, has zero calories, and is sweetened with Stevia instead of sugar. The Ginger Ale is delicious and is a delicious substitute for Ginger beer in this drink recipe–it’s what makes this cocktail guilt-free!

The Preparation

Preparing this drink is ridiculously simple: combine the first 4 ingredients in a copper mug (optional), stir, and garnish with a lime wedge (also optional). (The necessity of a copper mug is debatable, but you can read about the reasoning here.) I got this gorgeous set of 4 copper mugs with copper straws on Amazon for less than $50. Instead of measuring out the Zevia, I just poured the vodka and lime juice over ice, topped it off with Zevia, and stirred. No calories, no need to measure. 🙂

The flavor is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy, and it’s so refreshing on a hot afternoon! Low-cal? I think I’ll have two. 🙂


What’s your favorite summer drink recipe? Please share in the comments!

Have a fabulous week!

Love,

Sarah xoxo


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