Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN, CSSD is one of the nation’s leading experts in personal wellness, nutrition, physical fitness, and weight loss. As the founder of Robin Barrie™, her Manhattan-based practice and consulting group, she has cultivated a following for developing individualized, realistic, and results-oriented plans that ensure diet and fitness goals are achieved and maintained for a lifetime.
Who says tequila is just for Cinco de Mayo? It is one of my favorite drinks for summer (and all year round really!) If you would like to watch your calories and decrease the risk of a hangover, then try my favorite cocktail: tequila on the rocks with the splash of club soda and fresh lime juice. Tequila only has 64 calories per ounce, as well as zero sugar and zero carbs. (For comparison wine has about 120 calories per glass.) As long as you are not adding mixers (juices, liquor, tonic, etc) you can keep your beverage calorie consumption fairly low when you drink in moderation. Plus this recipe tastes clean and great to me! Try adding in a jalapeño slice or a salted spicy rim for even more and flavor. What’s your favorite tequila drink?