Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Skinny Cocktails

Bethenny Frenkel may have coined the "Skinny Girl Margarita," but you can blend your own lower-sugar concoctions. Try these tips/recipes for some summer bevs that will help you cut the calories and hangover!


  • Tip: Use club soda with a splash of fruit juice or citrus as a mixer instead of a regular soda like sprite. Try a GREYHOUND REMIX: 1 part gin + 3 parts club soda + 1 part grapefruit juice
  • Tip: Add a little Splenda, Agave nectar, or honey instead of loading a drink with simple syrup. Try a TOM COLLINS REMIX: 1 part gin + 1 part club soda + 1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice + tsp agave, honey, or splenda. 
  • Tip: Avoid sugar-loaded "specialty" martinis served at restaurants. Order a COSMO REMIX: ask for a "vodka and soda with a splash of cran and lime wedge." Or make it yourself at home: 1 part vodka + 3 parts soda + 1 part cranberry juice + squeezed limed wedge. 

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