If you are like me, every once in awhile I like to enjoy an adult beverage. With the holiday’s rolling around and all the holiday parties you might be hosting or attending, here are some alcoholic drink options that are low calorie and YUMMY! Thanks www.Shape.com for these recipes! WINTER SNAP: If you love ginger snap cookies, try this organic vodka cocktail. The smell of ginger, cloves and cinnamon will put anyone in the holiday spirit. INGREDIENTS: 1 oz ginger syrup* 1 oz curacao 1 oz spiced syrup** 1 1⁄2 oz organic vodka like Square One ice Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with grated nutmeg and cinnamon. *To make the ginger syrup mix equal parts pureed ginger juice and sugar. **To make the spiced syrup, mix equal parts water and sugar. Let the syrup sit in a closed container with clove and cinnamon to infuse the syrup with flavor. 160 calories 12 g carbs __________________________________________________________________________________________ CHRISTMAS COOLER This low calorie drink isn’t just packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, it’s also good looking! INGREDIENTS 1 oz pomegranate grenadine* 4 blackberries 1⁄2 cinnamon stick 1⁄2 oz lemon juice 1 oz Tanqueray No. 10 gin Club soda ice Muddle blackberries, cinnamon stick and grenadine together. Add lemon juice and gin. Shake with two ice cubes and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and enjoy. HOT, HEALTHY BARTENDER TIP: Don’t stir thisdrink after you’ve added the club soda. It will lose it’s beautiful range of colors. *To make the pomegranate grenadine, combine equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar. Cook on the stovetop until reduced by one third. 174 calories 16.5 g carbs 9 mg sodium __________________________________________________________________________________________ THE JACKRABBIT MARGARITA You won’t believe how low in calories this margarita recipe is. Plus, it’s loaded with Vitamins A and C and potassium! INGREDIENTS 1 oz carrot juice 1⁄2 oz red grapefruit juice 1⁄2 oz lemon juice 3⁄8 oz agave nectar 1 1⁄2 oz Don Julio Silver Tequila ice Combine all ingredients, shake, strain over ice into a rocks glass (short tumbler). 162 calories 17 g carbs 20 mg sodium __________________________________________________________________________________________ THE ULTIMATE EGG NOG A healthy egg nog recipe? That’s right! This cocktail is packed with protein—and flavor—not calories. INGREDIENTS 1 oz vanilla chai tea soy milk like Bolthouse 1⁄4 oz honey water (combine equal parts honey and water) 1 egg white 1 1⁄2 oz Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum (Sailor Jerry’s is a vanilla, clove, and allspice infused rum) Extra dark chocolate for garnisH Combine egg and all liquid ingredients. Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled sour glass and garnish with shaved dark chocolate. 160 calories 8 g carbs .5 g fat 74 mg sodium 5.3 mg potassium __________________________________________________________________________________________ HOT APPLE PIE This hot apple pie drink is great for making in large quantities. Keep it on...Read More »
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