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Karen M. Bobos

Jan 24, 2012 >> Nice to meet you, Herb
Low-Calorie cocktails with a kick


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In honor of the launch of Skinny Socials, I have cocktails on the brain. One of main mottos? Cocktails should be fun, not fattening. I love adding herbs to our cocktails to add a little unique flare to them and here are two of my favorites (with a little basil and a little mint!). The recipes below make 1 serving. Cheers!

BASIL MOJITO >> 90 CALORIES
1 TEASPOON SUGAR // 1 TEASPOON WATER // 1 PINCH OF FRESH GINGER // 3 BASIL LEAVES // 3 MINT LEAVES // 1/2 JUICE OF LIME // RUM OR VODKA // CLUB SODA // CRUSHED ICE

In a mixing glass, mix the sugar and water. Add a pinch of peeled and grated ginger. Add basil leaves & mint leaves (if you like something a little stronger, add more!). Add the juice of half a lime. Pour 1 oz of vodka (or rum if you’d like) and stir. Top off with club soda and finely crushed iced.

ICED MINT GREEN TEA >> 76 CALORIES
1/4 CUP OF MINT LEAVES (KEPT ON STEM) // 1 GREEN TEA BAG // 1 TEASPOON HONEY // 1/2 CUPS OF SAKE OR VODKA

In a kettle or pot, combine mint leaves, tea bag, honey and 1 cup of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag and refrigerate until chilled. Pour over glass of ice and add 1/2 cup of sake of vodka to glass.

BOTTOM’S UP!