Friday, December 2, 2011

Hors Devours sans Guilt - Cocktail Time!

Without sounding like a lush, I love a cocktail. The extra and empty calories they come with? Not so much. 

I have already made the switch from white to red wine, which wipes out about 5 extra calories per ounce. For those who need a bit more, instead of a lemon drop or apple martini, go ahead and order (or serve) the Pomegranate Martini! A 5oz mix is around 140 calories. I take those extra 40 calories and remind myself that this drink is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. I always use POM juice, because it contains no sugar, no preservatives, gluten-free and kosher and it just tastes amazing!

If you're making them one at a time or serving up a big batch as your signature drink, you can't go wrong! 

1 part Vodka
4 parts POM Pomegranate juice
Squeeze of lemon juice
Pomegranate Seeds (for presentation)

Some other vodka drinks that can be guilt-free are:

 Vodka and Sugar Free Red Bull - 85 Calories 
 - I try and only have one or two of these, then move onto a Vodka Soda or Vodka Water

Vodka Soda - 80 Calories

and perhaps the healthiest vodka drink ever created:
Vodka Water - 65 Calories (I use about half a lime in this one)