Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about drinking Tequila

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Here are 15 reasons…

1. It helps lower blood sugar

How exactly is this possible? Well agavina, which is a sugar that comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila, triggers insulin production and therefore lowers blood sugar.


2. It aids in weight loss

Yes, you heard me correctly; there are certain components in tequila that can help you lose weight. In further tests done by the ACS, tequila helped overweight mice lose a significant amount of pounds.


3. You don’t really get hungover

You may quickly disagree, but we’re not talking about that sh*tty watered-down tequila most people are accustomed to. Rather, we are discussing real 100 percent pure agave tequila.

Try drinking this instead and see if that headache becomes a memory of the past.


4. You can drink it straight without wanting to throw up afterward

Have you ever tried throwing back straight shots of vodka? Chances are they’re coming right back up.

When it comes to tequila, you can rest assured that it will sail smoothly down your throat.


5. It helps fight cholesterol

OK, let’s get scientific for a moment. Increasing fiber in your diet helps in the reduction of cholesterol levels.

Like fiber, agavins lower triglycerides in the blood and levels of cholesterol as determined by researchers in Plant Foods For Human Nutrition.


6. Tequila may be used to help treat colds

Back in the 1930s, doctors in Mexico used to promote this tequila concoction to fight off the common cold: .5 ounce of tequila blanco; .5 ounce of agave nectar; .5 ounce of fresh lime juice.


7. It helps you numb the pain

Tequila has been proven to dilate the blood vessels, which results in better blood flow, minimizing pain levels. When it comes to emotional pain, you can bet tequila is the remedy for that too.


8. It can serve as a “drug delivery system”

WTF does that even mean? OK, so basically when drugs are taken, the acid in your stomach typically breaks them down before they can even hit your intestines.

Why is this a problem? Because it decreases the drug’s effectiveness. Tequila serves as a protective barrier of these drugs as they work their way into your system.


9. Diabetics can indulge too

The high amount of sugar that is present in alcohol is what poses an issue for diabetics. The thing with tequila, however, is that it has significantly less sugar; therefore, it will have much less of an impact on blood sugar.


10. You look like a damn badass on a first date

How many times do females worry about what to order on the first date? I only know this because I’ve had countless conversations with friends on whether or not it’s appropriate to order anything but wine.

The answer? Order tequila and stand out from the crowd. Make a long-lasting impression because you can be certain he will always remember you as the girl who ordered tequila on the rocks on your first date.


11.  It won’t make you feel as fat as vodka and beer

Raise your shot glass and cheers to this because tequila helps to regulate the absorption of fat in your intestines! And when it comes to alcohol, everyone knows how much drinkers detest bloating.


12. You don’t have to waste your calories on a chaser

One of the best parts about ripping shots of tequila is that you don’t need soda to chase them with.

Honestly, you don’t really even need a chaser because the taste of tequila is that good, but if you can’t really stomach it, there are always limes!


13. Everyone respects a person who rolls up with a bottle of tequila to a pregame

There are always those people who insist on bringing a bottle of Fireball to every pregame they go to and the word we use to describe these people is: basic.

A unique individual busts out the tequila and really gets the party started.


14. It cleans your colon in a different way than you may think

Touching upon the points found in eight, Researchers at Mexico’s University of Guadalajara claim that blue agave found in tequila helps deliver drugs to the colon, which helps to treat illnesses such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS and even cancer.


15. It chills you out and helps you sleep

Everyone knows tequila and relaxation go hand in hand. You don’t need to drink an excessive amount… one or two shots will do.

Here are some of the beauties we have in store…

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(Image credit: sheknows.com and Article credit: elitedaily.com)

Happy Halloween

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Apples and tequila make for a deadly combination…

Ingredients:
• 2 ounces apple cider

• 1 ounce pomegranate juice
• 2 ounces tequila
• Several chips of dry ice (Tip: Keep the chips small enough to dissolve quickly. I like to plop them in before I serve the drinks, so there’s no risk of guests getting frostbite from a chunk of dry ice!)

Recipe:

Combine ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Shake to mix and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add dry ice to the glasses just before serving. Makes one cocktail.

Thursday Tipple: Espresso Martini

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Ingredients:

50ml Vodka

35ml Kahlua coffee liqueur

1 shot (25ml) espresso

Ice

Recipe:

Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker.  Fill the martini glass with ice to chill and then fill the cocktail shaker with ice as well.

Put the other half of the shaker on top and give it a good tap to lock it in, then shake the living daylights out of it. You want the ice to smash up while chilling the liquid down; its what creates the frothy top. Try to use fresh-from-the-freezer ice, as melting ice is too watery and will dilute the martini.

Once shaken, tap the side of the shaker to break the vacuum seal. Empty the ice out of the Martini glass, then place the strainer on top of the shaker and pour the contents through a sieve directly into the glass. Using the strainer and the sieve helps create a rich, smooth, froth.

Garnish with 3 coffee beans and attempt to contain your delight!

(Image and recipe credit : Jamie Oliver)

 

How to: Floral Ice Bucket

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Supplies:
2 different sized, inexpensive plastic buckets (a large one and one to fit inside that is also large enough for a champagne bottle), flowers, fruit, rocks.

Directions:
1. Fill the large bucket with 2-3 inches water and freeze.
2. Place the smaller bucket inside and fill it with rocks so it’s weighted. Otherwise it will float when then the water is poured in.
3. Fill the circle with water and tuck the flowers and fruit in tight, so they don’t float to the top when frozen. You can also do this in two steps, filling half then freezing and then doing the second half. This will insure the flowers will be dispersed throughout the bucket when frozen.
4. Freeze the bucket overnight.
5. To remove the ice bucket, remove the rocks from the center, then fill that container with warm water and let it sit. Pour it out and then run water around the outside of the bucket. It will eventually loosen and slide out.

*We highly recommend using plastic and galvanized buckets as glass can break.
Also, when serving, place it on a tray or container with a little ledge to catch the water. You can also fold a washcloth and set it underneath to absorb some of the water.

Image and instructions credit: sugarandcharm.com

Thursday Tipple – Blackberry Margarita

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Ingredients:

Add straight to your cart from Quickbottle; Tequila & Cointreau

1 lime cut into wedges

1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup water

1/2-3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup tequila

3/4 cup Cointreau

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

12 ounces (1 pint) fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish

Crushed ice

Recipe:

In a shallow dish, combine the sugar and salt. Rub the rim of each glass with the cut edge of a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar-salt mixture; set aside.

In a sauce pan, combine the water and sugar. Heat on the stove on low until the sugar completely dissolves, 1-2 minutes. Stir and set aside to cool.

In a blender combine the syrup, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and blackberries; process until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large pitcher, pressing on the solids to extract all the liquid (discard the solids). Serve immediately over crushed ice or refrigerate for several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to marinate. Then sip and enjoy!

Recipe and image credit: styleunveiled.com