Low-Calorie Holiday Cocktails

December 22, 2013 6:22:19 AM PST
The holidays are all about indulgence, and many of us pack on a few pounds. But you can soften the blow a bit with low-calorie versions of food and drinks. Jasmine Jafferali, Lifestyle and Wellness Consultant, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News Studio to show us how to make tasty "skinny" cocktails that can also be family-friendly.

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Jasmine's Recipes:

Snowy Raspberry Shooters
Total Calories: 75 per shooter
Ingredients:
Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE
1 oz. vanilla flavored vodka
White sugar nonpareils for rimming each shot glass

Preparation:
1. Wet the rim of a chilled shot glass and dip into a shallow bowl of nonpareils
2. Pour in chilled vodka and top with a splash of Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

Black Raspberry Icicle
Total Calories: 115 per drink
Ingredients:
1 oz Makers Mark Bourbon
1 oz Dry vermouth
3 oz Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

Preparation:
1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
2. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass
3. Garnish with fresh berries

Peach Nectarine Fizz
Total Calories: 116 per drink
Ingredients:
3 oz. Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE
2 oz. Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Sliced peaches for garnish

Preparation:
1. Pour champagne, then Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE over ice
2. Garnish with sliced peaches

PomBerry Splash
Total Calories: 147 per drink
Ingredients:
4 oz. Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling ICE
1 ? oz. pomegranate vodka
Splash of freshly squeezed lemon
Blueberries and rosemary sprig for garnish

Preparation:
1. Pour vodka and lemon juice over ice and stir
2. Top with Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling ICE, stir gently to combine the ingredient
3. Garnish with fresh or frozen blueberries and a spring of rosemary

Sparkling Cucumber Chiller
Total Calories: 105 per drink
Ingredients:
4 oz. Lemonade Sparkling ICE
1 ? oz. vodka
Cucumber and lemon slices

Directions:
1. Muddle a few cucumber sliced with vodka. Strain and pour into a tall chilled glass over ice
2. Top with Lemonade Sparkling ICE
3. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Total Calories: 114 per drink
Ingredients:
3 oz. Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE
1 oz. white rum
Basil leaves and Strawberry for Garnish

Preparation:
1. Muddle basil leaves with rum
2. Strain and pour over ice
3. Top with Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE
4. Garnish with fresh strawberries and basil leaves


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