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We all like a fun and fruity cocktail every now and then but high sugar and calorie counts come with most restaurant concoctions. Solution: Drinks at your place!
Have your pals over, and break out those martini shakers—you’ll all save cash and calories.
Berry-licious Lemon Drop
1 small lemon
One 2-serving packet (about 1 tsp.) sugar-free lemonade powdered drink mix
3 oz. (2 shots) vodka
1 cup ice
1. Cut lemon into 4 wedges, and place in a shaker. Add strawberries, and thoroughly muddle (a.k.a. mash).
2. In a glass, combine powdered drink mix with 6 oz. water. Stir to dissolve.
3. Add to the shaker, along with vodka and ice.
4. Shake well, and strain into 2 glasses.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Nutritional Information: ½ of recipe (about 6 oz.): 113 calories, 0g fat (0g sat fat), 38mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, <0.5g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!