I do love me some margs

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But even more, I love that I just celebrated one year of sobriety. Total praise for that goes to God. I continue to be amazed at how quickly and thoroughly I was delivered from alcohol dependency. And now it is summer, and with all of these fruity, tasty cocktails, I can honestly say I have zero desire to have an alcoholic drink. Zero. And I live in a party town. That is a miracle.

The only hard part about living life sober is that sometimes you feel a little bit left out of the party. So much of our culture revolves around alcohol and drinking that…if you’re not drinking…you may feel bored or like a party pooper. That’s why I’ve become passionate about having beautiful, healthy mocktails available at events. Mocktails aren’t just for the expectant mamas - they’re for anyone who wants to be present without the buzz. For those of us who are conscious of our nutrition, you really don’t someone to hand you a glass of lemon-lime soda and some orange juice and called it a mimosa. You want something that is low in calories and maybe even has nutritional benefits.

My mom concocted margarita’s sober cousin mockarita last summer. The recipe uses fresh lime juice. Lime juice contains potent anti-carcinogenic and antibiotic properties. I also use local honey, sparkling mineral water from Italy, and lime essential oils. Trust me, baby…you are not missing out on anything.

(Makes 2)

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice - this contains approx 72.6 milligrams of Vitamin C. WOW!

  • 1/3 cup organic honey or 2 packets of raw stevia if you want a sugar-free version

  • 2 drops (1 for each drink) Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil

  • 1 can San Pellegrino Essenza (lemon flavored)

  • Crushed ice

  • Lime rind for garnish

Mix the juice, honey or stevia and essential oil together. Pour over crushed ice in margarita glasses and top with a splash of Essenza and rind. I DO like a little salt on my rim, but it isn’t necessary.


Samantha Bossalini