May 5th is here and that (literally) means it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! As summer rounds the corner we’re preparing for more social outings. Parties and events tend to involve alcohol, and if they do remember you have options for picking the right (healthy-ish) choice for you!

Let’s call a spade a spade, alcohol is by no means beneficial for our bodies. However, that doesn’t stop most of us from occasionally enjoying a libation or two. If you choose to imbibe but want to stick to a drink that’s low in additives and sugar, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.

Tequila or Te-kill-ya?
There are those among us who have had one too many bad experiences with this particular liquor and are now sworn off of it for life. However, if you haven’t yet declared tequila your mortal enemy, don’t let those other people’s stories turn you away. If you learn how to properly drink tequila (i.e., just say no to shots – but yes to sipping it on the rocks), you can enjoy the low-glycemic, agave beverage without too much suffering the next morning.

Originating from Jalisco, Mexico, this plant has been around for centuries. The plant can be identified by its large, spiky-looking leaves, but the liquid lies in the central core of the plant, the pina. Gluten-free, blanco is extracted from the plant and bottled quickly – and known to be great for margaritas. Anejo is aged in oak barrels, similar to a bourbon, which gives it a distinct taste and experts claim this version is best for sipping and savoring.

Tequila contains a natural sugar labeled Agavin. It isn’t digestible, similar to fiber. This type of compound keeps blood sugar low, making it low-glycemic. As always, we encourage you to drink responsibly and enjoy everything in moderation!


Our favorite tequila drink recipe:

theCITYSCENE Margarita (serves 1):

2 oz. Hidden Still Agave Spirit Silver (can be found at our local Pennsylvania Libations)
2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh orange juice
2 drops liquid stevia or alternate sweetener

Combine all ingredients into a glass and stir. Serve on the rocks.