Summer is here and poolside day drinking is in. But that’s no reason to weigh yourself down with a heavy margarita, pina colada or syrupy strawberry daiquiri. It’s time to get clever, time to put some season fruit in a glass, top it with some booze, call it a SkinnyTini and say Cheers!
This cocktail is inspired by the farmers’ market, so not only does it follow the traditional guidelines of a SkinnyTini (2oz of booze and less than 150 calories) we might even venture to say it has some “functional” benefits. Are you ready to truly enjoy all the benefit that come from SkinnyTinis?
The core flavor and nutrition of the RaspyBerry SkinnyTini comes from the raspberries (duh). They are not just in season, providing excellent flavor, color and aroma, they are nutritionally dense little nuggets. Raspberries are high in antioxidant and anti-inflamatory phytonutrients, help fighting cancer. Not to mention a one cup serving has only 64 calories, 8g fiber and over half RDA for vitamin C. That’s an all-star in my book.
- 2 oz Gin
- 3 oz Diet Ginger ale
- 10 fresh raspberries
- Fresh Lemon Wedge
Calories: 138 for 5 oz martini
Directions: Add the half the raspberries and lemon wedge to the bottom of a cocktail shaker and Muddle the ingredients together to extract and blend flavors together. Add gin and fill with ice. Shake 5-10 seconds to thoroughly mix and chill the tini. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with ginger ale, add remaining raspberries and garnish with a fresh lemon wedge and Serve!
Note: If you’re looking to cut out artificial sweetener, Trader Joe’s makes an all natural diet ginger ale that is sweetened with stevia versus aspartame, the common sweetener in main stream brands like Canada Dry and Vernons.
Tip: Freeze half of your raspberries and use those as the toppers. They will double as ice cubes and you’ll be the smart hostess serving it up!
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For people watching their weight, enjoying the occasional cocktail can be a problem, since the average mixed drink contains over 300 calories. Now Teresa Howes comes to the rescue with scores of cocktail recipes that average only 142 calories each–but have the same great flavor and alcohol content as their full-calorie counterparts. From a Skinny Appletini and a Skinny Cosmopolitan to a Skinny Mojito and a Skinny Margarita, these guilt-free drinks feature low-sugar or sugar-free mixers, fresh fruit, and other clever ways to cut the calories. With 39 beautiful color photographs plus a section on diet-friendly drinks people can order at a bar or restaurant, SkinnyTinis is a must-have guide for weight-conscious social drinkers everywhere.
What’s your favorite cooling summer cocktail recipe?
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