Written on October 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm , by FITNESS Intern
Written by Alena Hall, editorial intern
Halloween is the one night of the year when we can wear outrageous costumes and embrace silly fears without shame. But candy overloads, junk food binges and high-calorie adult beverages can follow us well into November, threatening the holiday party body we all work so hard to achieve. Luckily, we found these four creepy cocktail recipes: all are under 250 calories, so you can party on guilt-free. Do you dare?
Vampire Kiss Martini
- 1 ½ ounces Finlandia Vodka, chilled
- 1 ½ ounces Korbel Champagne
- ¾ ounce Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
Rim the glass with red sugar (use food coloring) or drop in a set of wax vampire teeth for a real surprise. Pour vodka and half of the Chambord in a martini glass, top with Champagne and pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.
Recipe courtesy of Chambord
- Skinnygirl Piña Colada
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoons red food coloring
Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir with a toothpick to combine. Holding a glass by the stem, dip the rim into syrup mixture and turn the glass, coating the entire rim. Flip glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down the sides. Repeat for desired number of glasses. Pour chilled Skinnygirl Piña Colada into prepared glasses and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Skinnygirl Cocktails
Written on May 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm , by FITNESS Intern
Written by Carrie Stevens, editorial intern
Plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Sunday? Even though its signature cocktail is a potential diet disaster—one frozen margarita can contain tons of sugar and sodium, not to mention upwards of 500 calories—you can indulge without the bulge. We enlisted Tequila Herradura to slim down some of our favorite drinks that pack the same taste for 200 calories or less. Bottoms up!
Pineapple Serrano Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver
- 3 cubic inches pineapple, diced
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 3 slices Serrano chili with seeds
Crush pineapple and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients; shake hard. Strain over ice. Garnish with a chili and star Anise pod (optional).
Apricot Cooler Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
- Large bar spoon of apricot jam
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/4 oz. simple syrup
- 1 kumquat
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with kumquats, apricots and a mint sprig (optional).
Written on December 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm , by FITNESS Intern
Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern
Go ahead and have a cocktail at your holiday soiree. We found a little something that may make our waistlines a smidge happier this season (hint: sparkling water) and something that will spice up your festive drinks! Meet your new favorite guilt-free holiday cocktails.
The first comes from Cascade Ice, a sugar- and calorie-free sparkling water that takes out the heavy mixers without losing bursts of flavor. After being taste-tested and approved by our own staffers (we couldn’t give you a good recommendation without trying it for ourselves, right?), we were quick to grab a few festive recipes from the company. Try one (or all!) and feel free to indulge without worrying about tossing in an extra-intense run as part of your next workout.
The second just might establish your holiday party as one of the best – something we’re all striving for, right? New for this holiday season comes a limited-edition cognac from the House of Marnier-Lapostolle: Grand Marnier Cherry. Impress your guests with these easy-to-make recipes.
Passion Pucker-Up Cocktail
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 3 oz Cascade Ice Raspberry Black Currant
- Juice of 1 lime wedge
- Handful of raspberries
- Orange wedge, for garnish
Place tequila and sparkling water into a blender over crushed ice. Add juice from a lemon wedge and a handful of raspberries mix and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange wedge and serve.