Happy New Year Knutters!
Oh, who am I kidding. It’s not really happy is it. It’s back to work and school, everyone is suggesting you should be exercising your ass off and be on a diet and mentioning drinking alcohol is like dropping the ‘C’ bomb. January generally sucks…if you let it.
I am a firm believer in the saying, “a little of what you fancy does you good”. That way, you aren’t craving stuff and feeling completely fed up. That’s the way I look at it anyway.
So, with this in mind, here is a recipe for a ‘skinny’ cocktail for when you fancy something a bit ‘naughty’ to drink but you can’t quite face the Bailey’s after overindulging in it a bit at Christmas.
It’s a recipe for a take on a Cosmopolitan but it’s made with, yep, you guessed it, Gin instead of Vodka.
It contains (depending on what products you choose to use in it) about 200 calories.
*Almost* guilt free.
(makes 1 glass)
25ml Cranberry Gin (or a citrus based one would also work very well)
100ml Low sugar/Low Calorie Cranberry Juice
50ml Soda Water
A generous squeeze of fresh Lime Juice
– Place the Gin, Ice, Cranberry Juice and Lime Juice in a cocktail shaker.
– Shake for 30 seconds until chilled.
– Strain into a glass (leaving the ice behind in the shaker, we don’t want to water it down now do we!)
– Top with club soda to taste.
Don’t let the new year’s resolutions spoil your fun! Life is too short!
Everything in moderation…