Last Thursday I got a spur of the moment invitation to cruise into the CW6’s morning show, San Diego Living and mix up some healthy spring cocktails to close out their Friday morning show. Well “hot dang” I said, I’d never shoot down the press and a chance to showcase my little, delicious, skinny works of art. So I pulled together my favorite Spring SkinnyTinis and off to the studio we went!
We had so much fun! They were featuring the “Fluxx Girls” the morning I was there who were showing the anchors how to burn calories with their sexy dance moves. It was a riot! We closed out the show and it was good thing I brought along real booze (somedays I use water instead of vodka because I just can’t stand wasting alcohol – ha!), because it added the perfect festive flair to the day!
So read on for my three favorite healthy spring cocktail recipes that will serve as perfect additions to your soon to be sunny fiestas! At the very bottom of this post you can watch the clip and see how simple these tasty treats are to make and watch how much fun we had.
California Cosmo SkinnyTini – 129 Calories
I love this recipe! But don’t roll into it expecting a traditional cosmo — this is much smoother and lighter. But it will still deliver the same glorious feeling when you take your first sip from the deliciously pink martini. And let me point out a traditional Cosmo has over 300 calories, so we’ve slashed over 50% of the calories and kept all of the fun!
- 2 oz Citrus Vodka
- 1 oz Light Cranberry Juice
- ½ oz Orange Juice
- 1 ½ oz Soda Water
Garnish: Lime Wedge
Directions: Add vodka, cranberry and orange juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 5-10 seconds to mix and cool the tini. Strain into a martini glass and top with soda water if you’d like more volume in your cocktail. Garnish with a lime and serve!
Lean Green SkinnyTini Machine – 137 Calories
This one is such a trip! I love bringing it to parties because it always gets such a reaction! And it’s also the perfect Earth Day cocktail as it’s all natural and uses no artificial sweeteners. Also try making this one with Gin for variety, because it turns out quite nice as well.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz fresh cucumber juice
- 2 oz soda water
- 1/4 fresh lime
- 3-5 drops liquid stevia
- Handful fresh mint
Garnish: Fresh mint
Directions: Add the lime wedge, sweetener and mint to the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle to bring the flavors together and pull the extract from the mint leaves. Then add the vodka and the cucumber juice and shake with ice to mix and cool the tini. Strain into a martini glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a mint leave and fresh lime and serve!
Creamsicle SkinnyTini – 136 Calories
This is an original SkinnyTini, meaning it’s featured in the recipe book. And let me point out and boast just a bit that “SkinnyTinis – All the Fun for Half the Calories” is the original recipe book that was devoted to low calorie cocktails. It came out in 2009 — way before SkinnyGirl was on the market. That said, let me tell you this Creamsicle is still a long time favorite of mine and it’s soooo simple to make!
- 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
- 2 ½ oz Light Orange Juice
- ½ oz Sugar Free Peach Syrup
Garnish: Orange Wheel
Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to cool and mix the tini. Strain into a martini glass, garnish and serve!
All of these recipes are also a part of my Color Yourself Skinny system along with a few of my other top pics! Happy Spring to you!
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