Monday, December 19, 2011

Skinny Girl Cocktails for the Holidays!

Most mixed drinks and cocktails are loaded with calories. To help celebrate the season (and maybe save the waistline) we’ve added some Skinny Girl Holiday Cocktails to our recipe collection!

Skinny Girl Eggnog
Frankel's eggnog recipe is only 148 calories, because it’s made with low-fat milk and less liquor.

Beat 2 egg yolks until lightened in color. Add 1/3 cup sugar, beating until dissolved; set aside. Combine 2 cups 1% low-fat milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 dash each cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, and gradually whisk into egg mixture. Return to pot, and cook to 160. Remove from heat, stir in 1/4 cup white rum, and pour into a bowl; set in the refrigerator. Beat 4 pasteurized egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form; with mixer running, gradually add 1 tablespoon sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk egg whites into chilled mixture; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Mix a lighter, 218-calorie, fab Cosmo by trading just a little liquor for club soda. Combine in a cocktail shaker (or ask the bartender for) 1 shot (about 2 ounces) citrus-flavored vodka, 1 splash club soda, 1 splash cranberry juice, and juice of 1 lime wedge; shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Yum—and you’ve slashed 100 calories!

Love this Cuban cocktail, but hate the calories? Some mojitos pack up to 250 empty calories, but Frankel's version contains only 150.

Fill a martini shaker with 1 cup ice. Add 6 lime wedges, 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice, and 2 tbsp torn fresh mint leaves. Muddle lime and mint with a pestle or a long spoon until well-bruised and fragrant.

Next combine 1/2 tsp warmed honey, 2 ounces rum, and 4 ounces club soda; stir gently to dissolve honey. Add to muddled mixture; stir until mixture is well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice; garnish with mint and lime, if desired.

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Skinny Girl Frangelina
8 ounces vanilla-infused vodka
4 ounces Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
4 ounces club soda
chocolate-covered coffee beans for garnish

Combine vodka, Frangelico and club soda in a pitcher.
Serve on the rocks or shaken with ice and strained into chilled martini glasses.
Garnish with coffee beans

Very Berry Cinnamon Martini
2 oz vodka
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz cranberry Juice or to taste
2 oz soda water
2 stick(s) cinnamon

Combine liquid ingredients in shaker with crushed ice and shake.
Pour into a martini glass.
Add soda water.
Garnish with an orange slice and one whole stick and one broken stick of cinnamon.

Milky Way Martini
2 part vodka
2 parts chocolate liqueur
1 part Irish cream

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine two parts vanilla vodka, 2 parts chocolate liqueur, and one part Irish cream.
Shake all of the ingredients together and strain into a martini glass.

Peppermint Martini
5 oz. vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1 mini candy cane, finely crushed

Pour over ice, shake, and serve in martini glass with finely crushed candy canes as rimmer.

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fancy nancy said...

LOVE her margarita so I will have to try one of these out!

Liz @ Southern Charm said...

Love this!! And perfect timing :)

jillconyers said...

The Cosmo sounds great lightened up. I haven't had a Cosmo or any other drink for that matter in forever. The margarita Fancy Nancy mentioned above sounds good too.

Suz and Allan said...

Very interesting list! I may have to try some of these!

HowToGetFitToday said...

Think we may try the Skinny Girl Eggnog before the holidays are over.

Mrs. No-No said...

love, love, love these!! I can't wait to try some of them out! thanks!!
happy new year to you!
carla aka mrs. no-no