Friday, August 19, 2011

happy hour: low-cal cocktail formula

{this post is just a taste of vegetables & vodka, my FREE e-cookbook!  download it below!}

cocktail 101

…the easiest low-cal creation in cocktail land…

we all love our cocktails.  but, we don’t always love (or need) the calories that lurk in their liquidy goodness.  whether you’re at home, at a friend’s party or at your local watering hole,  here is a simply fabulous cocktail formula that will keep you smiling while sipping.

1 shot liquor (vodka, rum, gin) in a glass over ice

splash of juice or liqueur (cranberry juice, triple sec, orange juice, amaretto, cassis, etc.)

top off with club soda

garnish with citrus (lime, lemon or orange wedge)

this simply fabulous combo is utter low-calorie perfection, clocking in at a mere 125 calories per serving.  the hint of juice or sweet liqueur is just enough to infuse a bit of festiveness while the club keeps it super low-cal and fizzy.  the final squeeze of fresh citrus brightens the flavors. 

no shot glass handy?  count to 4 while pouring to approximate a shot’s worth of liquor.

happy friday!  enjoy your weekend - and your(low-cal) cocktails!


  1. This is such a good idea for a light cocktail! I'm going to try making one . :)

  2. sounds tasty!! we don't really drink anything other than wine, but your cookbook is inspiring me to branch out :)

    Sam @ fitness food & faith

  3. Yum I love any drink with lime!

  4. LOVE your blog! Glad that we can love on Kinfolk together because I am obsessed!

  5. Found your site through SITS and have been enjoying it. Love the cocktail recipes; I used to be a bartender and we learned the "count to four" trick in school. It really works because the glugging rhythm of the booze coming out of the bottle keeps you counting at the right pace, if that makes sense. Cheers!


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