Hello ladies and happy Fall. I came across this cocktail list and love the tips and little modifications of our favorite drinks. ENJOY.
These recipies are from the Tracey Anderson fitness website www.traceyandersonmethod.com
1. Mojito Makeover - At a bar? Ask for only a touch of simple syrup (a sugar syrup) to cut about 75 (of the usual 200 calories) per drink. And skip flavored mojitos – juice (or flavored liquors) means higher calories. If you’re making the recipe at home, cut the recommend sugar by 1/4. It’ll still be flavorful without the sugar.
2. Modified Margarita – Order tequila with club soda and a splash of lime juice instead of a traditional margarita. This low-cal order runs 120 calories compared to the 200+ calories in most margaritas.
3. Don’t Do Daiquiris - Don’t got there, if you’re ordering out. These frozen concoctions have tons of sugar and 300-600 calories per drink. Get your frozen drink from mixing one at home using fresh (or frozen) fruit like watermelon or pineapple, ice, club soda, and your alcohol of choice.
4. Vote for Voka Spritzers – Ask for your favorite vodka with club soda, lime, and a splash of juice for a sip that lands around 115 calories.
5. White or Rose Wine Spritzers - The already light choice of white or rose wine (around 100 calories per 4 ounce glass) can be lightened up more by adding club soda to make a 75 calorie drink.
Here are a couple of new ideas.
Makes 1 serving
1.5 ounce silver tequila
1.5 ounce (scant) maple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
pinch cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Serve over ice in a 10-ounce glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. 135 calories per drink.
Makes 1 Serving
1 ounce Absolut Vodka
(either infused with cucumber or muddled with 2 chunks cucumber)
1/2 ounce honey
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces strong cold green tea
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Serve over ice in a 10-ounce glass. Garnish with a lime twist. 134 calories per drink.
Dr. Flonta received her D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry, after being trained in her native Romania. Before joining Osterville Family Dental, she practiced dentistry in Romania, New York, Hyannis.
Dr. Flonta has been a Cape Cod summer resident and visitor since 2002. “I told my parents when I was about 6 years old that I wanted to live in the United States. My first time in the U.S. was here on Cape Cod as a student summer worker for a summer cottage cleaning service in Orleans. I arrived in Orleans in the evening and the next day was the 4th of July. I went to the parade on Main Street. It was quintessential summer on Cape Cod. That was it. I was hooked.”
She came to the Cape every summer after that, and in 2005 she returned to the United States for good with her husband Dan, a concert violinist. The Flontas and their toddler son recently became year-round Cape Cod residents – a goal they have shared since those early student days.
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