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    I need a drink - any options for us very carb sensitive types?

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    Well, I'm just kidding about the "need" part...

    Of course, I avoid gluten/grains entirely and, wine makes me wheeze just a little (even sulfide-free kind). Plus, I am really carb sensitive (notice my body shape looks much better when I stay VLC). Other than that I feel really great! LOL

    Any suggestions for the strict primal types looking for a stiff drink?

    Maybe a nor-cal margarita? any other options?

    Thanks!
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    It's not quite primal, but...

    Flavored carbonated water plus vodka = easy flavored drink.

    Or...

    Unsweetened coffee plus a shot of whiskey of choice = good carb free option. You can also make this with tea.

    Yet another good choice is unsweetened herbal tea + vodka, gin, ect... Maybe get a spiced blend with lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ect, for a good fall/winter drink.

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    Nice idea with the spiced tea.

    I was thinking of a gin and tonic - if I can find a good tonic. I may have to settle for stevia-sweetened one I saw locally and just go easy on the tonic.

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    Vodka and club soda with a lemon or lime is my stand by. Easy to drink slowly.

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    Heavy on the sugar, but I like Magner's Pear Cider. There are probably better pear ciders available, but this one is tastes great and not too sweet.

    ...oh, and Red Wine. I'm staring at a fresh case of Ridge Lytton Zin in my office right now. Just in time for the holidays, excellent.

    ....and Maker's Mark. Nothing else but lots of ice and a splash of water.

    That is all.
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    The clear hard liquors are carb-free. My favorite drinks are gin+lemon juice with a dash of bitters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicegirl View Post
    Nice idea with the spiced tea.
    Chai tea brewed up with just plain water and a bit of whiskey or spiced rum = very yes.

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    Firefly Skinny Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka is flavored with Stevia and is pretty tasty!

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    On the list of things to buy, Prof. Mark ranks the alcohols in order from least bad to most bad.

    First up is red wine - the most sensible of such indulgences.

    But since that doesn't sit well with you...

    Next comes whiskeys aged in barrels. A good single-malt scotch would do the trick (Oban is my favorite - but it's pricey-ish!). I recommend 1 regular-sized ice-cube per ounce of liquid.

    So if you are a fan of such things, that's the way I would go. Not everyone likes their whiskey, though (let alone straight!). So after that, white whine and clear liquors are fine.

    Basically, any 80 proof liquor is free of carbs. That's not the same as free of calories, of course. But a nice martini with olives or onions might do the trick, too.

    Clinks, cheers, etc!

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