Summer is the season of the cocktail, and after the winter that we had up north, we will NOT be denied. Why bother imbibing while enjoying ourselves if we’re only guzzling down loads of empty calories? Well, not this time! GG has brought to you a preview of our Top Ten Cocktails Under 150 Calories, which will be in the latest issue of The Greenwich Girl Magazine, publishing this week! Here, I offer you a sip (get it!) of what’s to come, so ladies, grab your glasses and let’s get pouring!
1) Nada Colada.
This dazzler is a solid 140 calories, and tastes just as tropical as the Pina Coladas that we are ever so fond of when it comes to summer drinks. Instead of slurping down a whopping 700 calories in the classic creamy drink, this slimmed down stunner uses just two ingredients that provide all of the flavor with none of the fat (this beauty literally has zero grams of fat!): 1oz of Coconut Rum with 4oz of Pineapple Juice. Garnish with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries and voila!
2) The New Cosmopolitan.
Is it kismet that I am listening to “All Dressed Up In Love” by Jennifer Hudson as I write this? After all, this song played during the end scene of Sex and The City 2 as Carrie & Co celebrated Samantha’s 50th birthday while sipping on their iconic Cosmopolitan. You too can enjoy yourselves while honoring Carrie Bradshaw and that glorious movie but without the empty calories: just mix 4oz Cranberry juice, 1oz Vodka, a splash of OJ, a squeeze of lime and a smidge of club soda all together to pay homage to one of the best movie drinks ever invented, which is even better coming in at 140 calories and zero grams of fat. Cheers to Carrie!
3) Beachside Bellini.
This drink is right up there with the pina colada and frozen margaritas. It is normally more than 500 calories in its normal state, but this modified adaptation will give you the same bursts of Italian flavor with only 105 calories and zero grams of fat. Just combine in a blender 2oz of white peach puree with 4oz of Prosecco (really good Prosecco!) and voila! A beach body Bellini with only 105 calories and zero fat whatsoever.
As I said before, ladies, this is just a sneak peak of what we have coming in the latest issue of the GG Magazine, so keep a lookout for these fabulous drinks, and more, in the upcoming issue, due out this week. Cheers!