Pick your Poison: Skinny Gin Cosmo


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.

Skinng cocktail Cosmo


(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

Cubed Ice


– 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.

low calorie cocktail

 Don’t let the new year’s resolutions spoil your fun! Life is too short!

Everything in moderation…


1 Comment

  1. January 5, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Sounds lovely!I definitely went overboard with the Baileys.Keep giving it dirty looks when I open the fridge!I shall be saintly & give it a go x

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