Resolution Cocktail Ideas

Today is January 9th, which means there are probably still some (or lots) of you out there who’ve not yet broken your New Year’s resolution to watch what you eat and drink. I’m all for trying to live a more healthy lifestyle, but do you really want to spend the next few cold winter months cooped up in the house eating Nutrisystem and drinking overpriced mineral water? I didn’t think so.

Did you know some of your classic go-to cocktails are already low in calories, or can be made so with just a few little substitutions? Cut down on your portion size, use artificial sweeteners in the place of sugar, make simple cocktails with just a few ingredients, and make small changes where you can. Here are a few easy recipes to help you stick to your resolution without going through a total dry spell:

Skinny Caipi Cola: (96 cal)* Change up your Rum & Cola or Cuba Libre with this substitution and you’ve got a more flavorful, low-cal cocktail

1 ½ oz. Leblon Cachaça
6 oz. Diet Cola

Stir ingredients to combine in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

OVAL Strawberry Sweetie: (80 cal)

1 oz. OVAL Vodka
4 strawberries, sliced
8 oz. Light Lemonade
1 packet Splenda

Muddle sliced strawberries, OVAL Vodka & Splenda in the bottom of a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice and add Light Lemonade. Tumble & serve with a lemon slice garnish.

Skinny Caipirinha:

2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
1 packet of Splenda
½ lime, cut into four wedges

In a shaker, muddle the lime pieces with Splenda. Add ice. Pour the Leblon Cachaça over the ice. Shake vigorously and serve in a skinny highball glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

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