Thursday, September 12, 2019

Svelte 72

Want to enjoy a cocktail with all of the taste, but none of the sugar or carbs?

Well you're welcome because I just created one!


Want to know the best part about this cocktail?

It's ONLY 72 calories!

That's right.

Only 72!

OK, so truth be told.  I'm not getting any younger.  Shocker right?

But seriously, when did I EVER think I'd be excited about a cocktail having no carbs and no sugar?  

Um never?

Well the day is upon me.  The day where I have to think about "How many calories are in this?" "How many carbs can I eat or drink today?" "How much sugar is in there?"

Honestly I hate having to count those things.  I think it's lame.  Necessary.......but lame.

With all of that in mind.  I present to you a brand new cocktail I just created.  It's called Svelte 72 and it moves the "thinking" out of the way so that you can just enjoy a nice cocktail.


This cocktail only has 4 ingredients and is easy to make.

First thing's first.  You'll need to muddle the mint leaves.


Next, fill the glass with ice and pour in the vodka.


Add the diet ginger ale.


Next is the lime juice.  Stir and enjoy!






Now the moment you've been waiting for.

How to make this low calorie cocktail!


Svelte 72

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Cucumber & Lime Vodka
  • 3 ounces diet ginger ale
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 2 mint leaves

instructions:

How to cook Svelte 72

  1. In a cocktail glass, muddle both mint leaves.
  2. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Pour in vodka.
  4. Pour in diet ginger ale.
  5. Pour in lime juice.
  6. Stir and enjoy.
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There it is!  A 72 calorie--No Carb--No Sugar cocktail!




Friday, August 30, 2019

2 New Non-Minty Flavored Mules


I have 2 more recipes using the Smirnoff Zero Sugar flavored vodkas to add to your collection!

Last time I made cocktails using these two flavored vodkas and we added club soda.

They were pretty good.

These two I am sharing with you today are even BETTER!




I decided to make a couple mule cocktails (minus the mint....cause I totally forgot to pick up mint leaves at the store) with these flavored vodkas to see how they would taste.

First up is the Strawberry Rose Mule.

YES I created that awesome strawberry rose garnish!  It was actually easier then I thought it would be too.


Then I jumped right in and made a Cucumber Lime Mule as well.


Both were fun and easy to do.

First you add in the vodka.


Followed by the ginger beer.


Add in the lime juice and stir.










Strawberry Rose Mule

ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose vodka
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice

instructions:

How to cook Strawberry Rose Mule

  1. Fill a cocktail glass half way with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka.
  3. Pour in the ginger beer.
  4. Pour in the lime juice.
  5. Stir and enjoy.
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Cucumber Lime Mule

ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Cucumber & Lime vodka
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice

instructions:

How to cook Cucumber Lime Mule

  1. Fill a cocktail glass half way with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka.
  3. Pour in the ginger beer.
  4. Pour in the lime juice.
  5. Stir and enjoy.
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There you have it.  2 brand new cocktails!

I definitely like these vodkas better in these recipes then I did with the 2 recipes with club soda.

I hope you are enjoying this Labor Day Weekend!



Thursday, August 29, 2019

2 New Zero Sugar Vodka Soda Recipes

I was sent a bottle each of Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose vodka as well as their Cucumber & Lime vodka to try.  I was not required to do a post in return.  These are my honest opinions of what I thought of them.




Flavored vodka.

Way back when we started drinking there was only vodka.

Then came flavored vodka, which was fun for a while.

Quite a few years later I decided that I liked plain old vodka again.  No flavors, just plain.

Well times have changed around here once again.

I am enjoying the flavored vodkas more so now.  I think maybe it has to do with the fact that they are getting pretty creative with their flavors lately.

No I'm not talking about raspberry vodka, marshmallow vodka or cake vodka.

I'm talking about the way they mix different flavors together to create something new and refreshing.

Like these for instance these:



Now before I was sent these bottles to sample a friend of mine had me try Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom.

I FELL IN LOOOOOVE with it!  

I also tried their grapefruit & rose vodka.......it was good, but the rose flavor was a bit too strong for me.  I'm not a floral smell kind of person......so to drink it......ahhhh, not for me.

When I received these bottles I was hoping that when I tried the strawberry & rose flavor that I wouldn't taste the rose as much as I did with the Ketel One.

I didn't!  I definitely tasted the strawberry more then the rose and in by book that's EXACTLY what I wanted!

When I made the Strawberry Rose & Soda cocktail I was pleasantly surprised with how refreshing the strawberry tasted and how I really couldn't taste the rose flavor as much.  Very nice!


Now let's talk Cucumber & Lime.

I'm not a cucumber water girl.  Well.....I'm not a flavored water girl period.
I know there are those fancy Fruit Infused Water Pitchers as well as those Fruit Infused Water Bottles....I just like my water with ice.

Anyways where I was going with that was, when I think of fancy flavored water I think of cucumber water.  

Looking at that bottle, that's what was in my head.  Cucumber water.

So I sucked it up and made myself a Cucumber Lime & Soda cocktail as well:


Once again.

I was pleasantly surprised.  This was not a bad cocktail, EVEN with the cucumber flavor!

Now I haven't even touched yet on what is written on the front of each of these bottles.

ZERO SUGAR.

Yup, you saw that right, zero.

OK, the other thing I was thinking (besides cucumber water) was, how are they going to make these taste good and have zero sugar in them?

Right right, but a lot of vodka's have no sugar in them.

True.

But what I'm seeing is that somehow this vodka with it's zero sugar claim has somehow brought the calorie count down as well.

A regular bottle of Smirnoff vodka has more calories then these bottles.  Interesting, right?




OK, I know what you're going to say.  

Isn't that how many calories is in the regular Smirnoff vodka?

Nope!  That amount is for less vodka.  Their serving size is 1.5 ounces.  Mine is 2 ounces!

There you go!  MORE alcohol.  LESS calories.  It's a win-win!

OK, so you're probably ready for me to share the "How To" part of this post?  Yup, I knew it!

These two cocktails are so super easy to make.  

Two simple ingredients.  Can't get better then that.

First you add the vodka.



Next you add the club soda.


Stir and garnish.

Simple and easy and you get to enjoy these refreshing cocktails.











Strawberry Rose & Soda

ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose Vodka
  • 4 ounces club soda

instructions:

How to cook Strawberry Rose & Soda

  1. Fill a cocktail glass half way with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka.
  3. Pour in the club soda.
  4. Stir and enjoy.
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Cucumber Lime & Soda

ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Cucumber & Lime Vodka
  • 4 ounces club soda

instructions:

How to cook Cucumber Lime & Soda

  1. Fill a cocktail glass half way with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka.
  3. Pour in the club soda.
  4. Stir and enjoy.
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I have to say, I am a fan of the Smirnoff Zero Sugar vodkas!  I know there is one more zero sugar flavored vodka that I have not yet tried, but am hoping to.  That one is Watermelon & Mint and I've heard it's pretty delicious!



Friday, June 28, 2019

RWB Firecracker Martini

Ready or not the 4th of July is right around the corner.  Is your bar ready for the holiday?


So apparently the 4th of July (1 day after my birthday if you were wondering) is a week away.  

That's right, it's on Thursday!

Mind blown............I know.

I absolutely love the 4th of July.

To me it represents family, food, cocktails and fireworks.  It's a holiday that my immediate family really enjoys celebrating together.

We celebrate this holiday with our friends who have become our family every single year and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Yes there is a good amount of alcohol consumed on this day........of course.  As there is with most holidays.

Speaking of alcohol, here is a new cocktail recipe that has a light and refreshing taste.  

The RWB Firecracker Martini does not have an overpowering alcohol taste at all.  

Instead it's light and refreshing and perfect for a nice warm day in the backyard.

There are only 3 simple ingredients to make this cocktail.

First is the Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka.


Next is the lemonade.


Finally you add the blue curacao.



Shake and strain into your sparkly red sprinkle rimmed martini glass.



And you are ready to enjoy a nice blue Patriotic cocktail for the 4th of July!



Here are the 3 simple ingredients to create you very own RWB Firecracker Martini.


However you are celebrating the 4th of July, remember to have a safe but fun celebration.

May all of your cocktails be red, white, blue or all three.  May they all be delicious as well!



RWB Firecracker Martini

ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Blue vodka
  • 4.5 ounces lemonade
  • 1 ounce blue curacao

instructions:

How to cook RWB Firecracker Martini

  1. Rim a martini glass with red sparkle sprinkles.
  2. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  3. Shake and strain into the rimmed martini glass.
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Cheers to you all and to our Independence!