Tag Archives: low-cal drinks

Thirsty Thursday’s Reminiscing Rum Punch

28 Jul

Imagine being on a sunset cruise in the Carribean with a cold refreshing drink in hand. That’s what I was doing while enjoying this beverage. My husband and I tried to recall the delicious and somewhat potent rum punch we had in Jamaica. Of course, it’s been transformed into a smart sip! The punch I remember was very sweet, almost like a powdered kid’s drink and unnaturally red. So, I’ve replaced the glow-in-the-dark, sugar-laden mix with fresh fruit & juice.

Ingredients for 2 drinks (it’s so yummy, you should share)

Juice of one whole lime

7-8 strawberries, pureed & chilled

3 oz dark rum

4 oz cold water

1 pkt stevia (or any sweetener you prefer)

Directions–Prepare the strawberries a few hours before so they can get cold. I pureed them in my Vitamix. You can put the blender pitcher in the fridge. Place all remaining ingredients in the pitcher and gently blend. Pour into any cocktail glass you like!

This cocktail is approximately 120 calories per serving.

Don’t worry… I’m still Sippin’

4 Jun

Sippin' on a nice Rose`

Proof-doing a little research 🙂

It’s been a busy month keeping up with travel, friends, and the office. I’m still sippin’ though! May was full of Sippin’ science and concoctions. As we enter the heat, I’m wondering what you would like to read about over the Summer? I’ve got some great posts lined up for you but would love to hear from you in the comments section. Stay tuned…

It’s Thirsty Thursday-Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

5 May

Cinco de Mayo, or simply the 5th of May, is a celebration of Mexican army’s unexpected victory over the French almost 150 years ago in 1862. This is a day to remember who your friends are and heritage. So, it’s unlikely that there’s better day for a…. Frozen Raspberry Margarita!!


1 cup triple sec

1 cup tequila

1 12 fluid ounce light beer (yes, a beer)

Juice of 1 lime

~1 cup frozen raspberries

1 container sugar-free raspberry lemonade

Ice (about 4 cups)

Pour all the ingredients in your super blender. Fill the pitcher to the 2 quart mark with ice. Blend and enjoy!

Thirsty Thursday: Tart Cherry Fizz!!

24 Mar

I have to give credit where credit is due. My dietitian buddy, Wendy Jo Peterson, also know as the Roadie Nutritionist, gave me this fabulous and refreshing Spring coctail recipe. Did you know tart cherry juice is packed pull of antioxidants and may help active people recover more quickly from exercise? Give it a sip!



Ingredients

4 oz Lime Perrier or other brand

1 oz Vodka, the Roadie Nutritionist suggests Tito’s

1 oz Tart Cherry Juice

Muddled Mint

Put mint in cocktail glass, top with ice and pour in juice, vodka, and Perrier. Mix, sip, and enjoy!

Approximately 90 calories.

Thirsty Thursday-Frozen Margarita

24 Feb

Well, today is National Tortilla Chip Day! I know, there’s a day for everything! What goes better with tortilla chips than a frozen margarita. Enjoy!


 

The Frozen Million-Dollar Margarita

Make 2 quarts (you might as well mix the pitcher & share with friends, of course)

1 cup triple sec

1 cup tequila

1 12 fluid ounce light beer (yes, a beer)

Juice of 1 lime

1 container sugar-free lemonade

Ice (about 4 cups)

Pour all the ingredients in your super blender. Fill the pitcher to the 2 quart mark with ice. Blend and enjoy!

Thirsty Thursday.. Packer-tini!

3 Feb

You’ve probably guessed I’m going green for Super Bowl Sunday. There’s no better time for the…

Notice the cheese hat 🙂

Packer-tini

Ingredients

1 oz Vodka

1 oz Midori

3 oz Sprite zero

Lemon zest

Directions: Place vodka, midori and sprite zero in shaker with ice. Gently shake (remember, we don’t want lots of bubbles in this drink). Pour into a martini glass and swirl lemon zest on top. You can mix several ahead to share so you don’t have to spend Super Bowl commercial breaks making them. Just keep them chilled. Enjoy!

~150 calories

Spice up your Turkey Day with…

22 Nov

The Cinn-Gin!

Enjoy this spicy beverage before, during, or after your holiday meal or party. It’s a fun toddy to kick-off the season!

Mix it up… like this.

1 oz Cinnamon Schnapps

4 oz+ diet Ginger Ale

Pour schnapps and diet ginger ale over ice and stir. Serve with a cinnamon stick!  Cinnamon, spice and a little heat that’s nice!

Enjoy my smart sippers!

Approximately 100 calories