Thursday, January 6, 2011

Skinny Sips

Over the holidays, I wrote an article for, featuring 5 drinks under 150 calories. First and foremost, steer clear of eggnog. Aside from the obvious issues that could arise from guzzling down a raw egg/heavy cream based drink … each cup is nearly 20 whopping grams of fat. But I learned that not all festive cocktails are diet disasters. Even though holiday party hopping season is over, these low-cal drinks will help you ease your way back into that LBD and into the New Year.

Champagne: At only 90 calories a glass … you can sip sweet bubbly without the guilt. Plus, bartenders will thank you for not making them muddle, mix, shake or blend.

Mojito Light: This drink takes a little more effort, but adds a refreshing vibe to any partaaay. 
1.5 ounces Bacardi Superior Rum
2 Tbsp. simple syrup (some brands make Sugar Free versions) or 1 Tbsp. sugar
½ lime
12 mint leaves
Club soda

How-to: Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves and 1/2 a lime. Cover with 2 Tbsp. of simple syrup or 1 Tbsp. of sugar and top with ice. Add 1-1/2 oz of BACARDI Superior Rum and top with club soda. Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of mint.

Snow White Cosmo: A festive twist on the typical cosmo.
3 oz of Figenza Mediterranean Fig Vodka
1 oz of white cranberry juice
.5 oz of Triple Sec
Splash of Cointreau

How-to: Shake. Toss a fresh fig slice in martini glass.

Don't drink and drive. Also, don't drink and text the guy you only went on one date with. K?

Click here for 2 more diet-friendly drinks.

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