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    ---Gin + tonic + lemon or lime juice. (not bad for an ex Margarita queen)
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    A good whiskey, served neat, is one of the great pleasures in life

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    pick one (non-flavored/spiced):
    Whiskey, Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Rum

    drink straight, on the rocks, with water or soda... add a lime/lemon/orange, olives, oinons, etc. if you like.

    Some of the savory flavored vodkas are okay, but most of the sweet ones are pretty sugary. Spiced rum also usually has added sugars.
    Tonic has a crapload of sugar in it (even if it doesn't taste like it)... unless you're specifically going for an unsweetened brand, it has just as much sugar as cola, ginger ale, etc., and I'm guessing it's HFCS if you're in the US... but if it's something you love, it might be worth the occasional indulgence - that's your call.

    If I go to a place that makes their own fresh-squeezed juices and has a good mixologist, I'll 20% the heck out of an awesome cocktail... but that's just me.

    If you haven't been drinking much (especially if you're in ketosis), you might have a WAAAAY lower tolerance than you used to.

    Also, part of what you should order depends on the social situation and your comfort level...
    I personally enjoy a glass of wine, whiskey on the rocks (canadian, burbon, scotch, irish, etc. - depends on what's available and my mood), and, less often, a craft beer or cider (I have friends who make this stuff).
    I will drink a vodka soda every now and then (if I don't have time to savor the flavors in my drink).
    I will drink 1 (but usually not more without finding out what it is) "who the f knows what's in this" shot if it's put in front of me by the owner/bartender...
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    Thanks, Philosopher Dan!

    That's great info. I didn't realize 80 proof is free of carbs. I love a dirty martini, so I think we found a winner.

    I've not been much of a drinker for years (you might not believe that if you knew me in my advertising days in my 20s!) But, these days I can be quite happy with a good old fashioned chocolate buzz. Plus, I can still operate heavy equipment.

    Thank you!

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    If alcohol has calories, but is free from carbs, what are the calories? Just curious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    If alcohol has calories, but is free from carbs, what are the calories? Just curious....
    Here you go.

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    I never understood how any alcohol can be carb-free. I thought there were basically 3 types of food energy: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It seems to me all food and drink should fall into one of those 3 categories. Alcohol is definitely not a fat or a protein so it seems like it must be some form of carbohydrate. Can anyone explain why it's not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnivara View Post
    I never understood how any alcohol can be carb-free. I thought there were basically 3 types of food energy: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It seems to me all food and drink should fall into one of those 3 categories. Alcohol is definitely not a fat or a protein so it seems like it must be some form of carbohydrate. Can anyone explain why it's not?
    It's none of the above. It's its own food group, so to speak. Your body will burn that before all else.

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