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Thirsty Thursday #Blogher11 Edition: The Smart Amaretto Sour #Cocktail

4 Aug

This is one of my favorite bevs! It has really evolved over the years. My mom and her pals love this drink for summer porch parties. I’m especially excited to share it just in time for Blogher 2011 conference in San Diego.

How did I smarten it you may ask… Well, think about those tart and overly sweet sour mixes. ICK! I’ve used Tropicana’s Calcium + Vitamin D fortified Trop 50 orange juice with Pure Via to provide the sweet and fresh lime juice to provide the sour. While drinking this deliciously smart sip, you’ll get bonus vitamins and minerals too (~ 17% Calcium, 60% Vitamin C, and 12% Vitamin D based on daily values for a 2000 calorie diet).

Place ice in a cocktail glass. Add…

1 oz Amaretto

4 oz Tropicana Trop 50

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Mix, garnish, sip, and enjoy (careful if you’re blogging and sippin’)! 🙂

This cocktail is approximately 110 calories.

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The Fresh Watermelon-tini #cocktail

6 Jun

My friends, it’s hot! It’s REALLY hot here in Memphis (we’ve already topped 100 degrees a couple of times). While shopping I picked up two small, or personal (ha ha!), watermelons thinking I know I could make a deliciously smart sip with this! My vodka is chillin’ in the freezer and my fresh watermelon juice cooling in the refrigerator. It’s really that simple, and delicious!

Getting ready….

I have a FABULOUS blender called a Vitamix–it has 2 horsepower. While it’s no Aston Martin, it will pulverize anything!! This smart sip has less than 150 potassium-rich calories!

Cut the small watermelon in half, then cut into managable peices. Peel from the rind and put into the blender. Blend completely until it’s a thin liquid. Put the blender pitcher containing juice in the refrigerator to chill at least 3 hours.

Time to serve!

6 oz very cold, fresh watermelon juice

1 oz chilled vodka

Mix it up!! I’m serving 4 people so I just add the vodka to the pitcher and blend. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a thin slice of watermelon. Stay cool!

Thirsty Thursday…Dexter-tini

11 Feb

Yes, friends, it’s another inspired “tini!”

If you haven’t seen the show Dexter, it’s a good one. A little on the gross side (well a lot on the gross side) but very good and funny. My psychologist friends turned me on to it–so there you go!

The Blood Orange Martini (a.k.a. Dexter-tini)

It’s very simple.

Just mix the juice of 1 blood orange (about 2 oz)

1.5 fluid ounce Vodka

Shake with crushed ice and strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a very thin slice of your blood orange and get ready to enjoy an episode or three of Dexter. You’ll be hooked or totally grossed out (sorry if it’s the latter).

Enjoy this vitamin C rich cocktail of less than 150 calories.

Cheers (and good luck Dex)!