Hearts are on our minds’ in February, and not just because of our beloved St. Valentine, but also because it’s national heart health month! The Country Cosmo is a wonderful SkinnyTini to feature because not only will your honey be impressed by it’s luscious, deep rich color and intriguing flavor profile — it could in theory strengthen your love through a healthier heart! And beets are so hip these days, it was only a matter of time before someone spruced them up with some booze and served them up in a martini glass. But on the uber positive note, according to WebMD, emerging studies suggest that beet juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and nitrates that may improve blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body, including the brain, heart, muscles, and more. So shake up, serve up, cheers and enjoy sharing the love this February.
County Cosmo SkinnyTini
- 4 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Beet Juice
- 2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
- 3 oz Pomegranate hinted soda water
Calories: This recipe will make two 5 oz martinis with 149 calories each.
Directions: Add vodka, beet and orange juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for at least 10 seconds. Strain into a martini glass, top off with soda water, garnish with candied ginger and serve.
Skinny Tip: If you juice your own beet juice, try adding a little ginger to the juicer for a fun kick.
SkinnierTip: also, you can use light Orange Juice from the grocery in lieu of fresh and save 8 calories per Tini!