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Low-Cal Sips For Your Golden Globes Viewing Party

Written on January 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm , by

(Photo courtesy of English Gins)

Sunday’s Golden Globes officially kick off the big awards show season, with the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars close behind. We’re looking forward to toasting all of the nominees this Sunday with these two cocktails from Nick Van Tiel, U.S. Brand Ambassador for English Gins.

The Iron Lady, inspired by Meryl Streep’s performance in the film with the same name

  • 2 parts Plymouth Gin
  • 1/2 part grenadine
  • 1/2 part fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 part egg white (optional)

Give all the ingredients a good shake, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Nutrition information per serving: about 140 calories

(Photo courtesy of English Gins)

Take the Reigns, inspired by Steven Spielberg’s hit film War Horse

  • 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 3/4 parts fresh lime juice
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • 1/2 part turbinado sugar syrup
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • Mint sprig to garnish

Shake all ingredients, except the ginger beer, vigorously with ice and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Nutrition information per serving: about 85 calories

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Two Low-Cal, Festive Spritzes to Sip On

Written on December 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm , by

All of the taste, none of the unwanted guilt! (Photo courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka)

As December officially kicks off, it’s time to snap out of your Thanksgiving turkey coma and start prepping for the looming holidays. Soon, you’ll feel more popular than Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell, with holiday invites stuffing up your inbox and maybe even your mailbox (gasp, snail mail?!). To help keep your waistline in tact, we snagged two low-cal cocktails for you to keep on hand. Serve at your own party or bring it to a friend’s to impress them with your bartending skills this holiday season.

Skinny Cosmo

Ingredients

  • 1.25 ounces Russian Standard Vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Monin O’Free Triple Sec (sugar free)
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice

Directions

Shake all ingredients well over ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Approximately 103 calories.

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