Monday, December 21, 2015

Skinny Drinks! Because Sometime you Need a Cocktail!

Because Sometimes you NEED A DRINK!! 

When the parties hit get your game face on and create these "healthier Cocktails"!! Your sugar won't spike and you will be less likely to have cravings, late night snacking and still be have to be ho ho holly!! Here are some of my favorites!! 

Christmas Cocktails

Have you tried Cranberry LaCroix!! AMAZING!! It makes me feel festive even by itself but add a little clean Vodka and your have a party in your mouth!! Friends will love this one too and have no idea they are drinking a low calorie drink!! Skinny TINI!! 

Skinnygirl cocktails

With this one it's easy.... Chill and POUR!! 
Shake over ice, and strain if feeling DANGEROUS!! 

  • MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL!! (((I need to create a Name))) 

  • 1.5 ounces white Tequila 
  • 3 ounces 100% red or pink grapefruit juice* ( I squeeze 1/2 fresh)
  • 2 ounces club soda or seltzer
  • 1 lime wedge
Pour the gin, grapefruit juice, and club soda in a glass over ice and stir. Squeeze the lime wedge into the drink.
Note: If you are on medication that contraindicates grapefruit or grapefruit juice, simply swap in 100% orange juice instead. 

Sara Stakeley's Favorite Drink


    Fixate Holiday Punch

    Serves 12 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • ice block

    1. Bring 1/2 Cup Honey with 1/2 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Stirring until it disolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool Syrup completely.
    2. Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl. Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves. Add ice block to bowl.

Among the many possible, regrettable consequences of drinking too much, forgetting (or ignoring) your usual reasons for making smart food choices takes the cake.  Be sparing with alcohol.  If possible, try to limit yourself to one cocktail; if not possible, drink a glass of water or club soda between each cocktail.  This will prevent the full extent of that red-nosed feeling from hitting you suddenly—at which point, your diet manual may as well be burned.  If you’re worried about the impression you’ll make by wandering around the party empty-handed, grab a club soda with a lime or lemon wedge (no one will know!).  

When it comes to skinny sippers, enjoy a glass of wine, champagne, or light beer—each under 150 calories.  Alternatively, if you’re up for a low-cal cocktail, here’s the definitive recipe:  one shot of clear liquor (like vodka, tequila, or gin), unlimited seltzer water, and a splash of 100% juice (like cranberry or grapefruit).  

Have fun, stay focused, and don’t use your buzz as an excuse to stop by the pizza parlor on your way home. :)

Happy Holiday!! 

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