October to December is all about over-indulging. Candy. Cake. Kettle corn. Cookies. And plenty of highly caloric cocktails to top it all off. Normally we're not proponents of diet anything. We try to eat as healthy as possible but don't shy away from enjoying foods with sugar, salt, and fat every now and then. Hey- you gotta live a little! But we totally understand the need to cut back come January first, hence a few low calorie cocktails to distance yourself from the richness of the holidays.
Skinny Minny Cocktail 89 Calories 1 ounce vodka 65 calories ¼ ounce blackberry simple syrup 8 calories ¼ ounce lemon juice 2 calories 1 ounce orange juice 14 calories Whisper of ground cloves 0 calories 4-6 ounces club soda 0 calories
Directions Fill a martini shaker with ice, then add the vodka, blackberry simple syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and ground cloves. Shake well, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add the club soda, stir, and serve. Garnish with blackberries.
Skinny Chai Tea Cocktail 95 Calories 1 ounce spiced rum 65 calories 3 ounces chai tea 0 calories 1 teaspoon honey 21 calories 2 ounces light cranberry juice 6 calories 3 ounces club soda with lemon 3 calories
Directions Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the spiced rum, chai tea, honey, and cranberry juice. Shake to mix, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add the club soda with lemon and stir. Garnish with a lemon.
Ginger Blossom Cocktail 80 Calories 1 ounce bourbon 65 calories 4 ounces light cranberry juice 12 calories ½ teaspoon ginger juice 0 calories 3 ounces club soda with lemon 3 calories
Directions Fill a glass with ice, then add the bourbon, cranberry juice, ginger juice, and club soda. Stir, garnish with a ginger peel, and serve.