4 Low Calorie Cocktails

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January has come and gone, and most likely, so have your New Year’s Resolutions. Striving for a healthier lifestyle is all well and good, but all too often healthy lifestyle means sacrificing social life. And social lives tend to be good for ones general happiness, as does comfort food and liquid courage. Oh, the conundrum! To be healthy and happy, how can you have it all? Well, you can find a happy medium. These beverages still contain alcohol, but some healthy stuff as well, and they’re all under 150 calories. Who knew beets and cucumbers could make great cocktails? We even threw in a couple of healthy salad recipes to go with those (kind of) healthy drinks.

Green Dream


Calories: 133
Courtesy of Nico Szymanski of the THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC
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Ingredients
1.5 oz. Crop Organic Cucumber vodka
1.5 oz. Liquiteria All Greens juice blend
1.5 oz. Organic apple cider
.25 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

Directions: Shake. Rocks glass with ice. Cucumber fan garnish

Seeing Red


Calories: 153
Courtesy of Nico Szymanski of the THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC
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Ingredients
1.5 oz. Michter’s Rye whiskey
1.5 oz. Liquiteria Beets me juice blend
.5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
Directions: Shake. Highball glass with ice. Candied ginger garnish

Rhythm and Beets


Calories: 141 calories
Courtesy of Tequila Herradura
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Ingredients
1 oz. Herradura Silver (69 cal.)
2 oz. Carrot Juice (24 cal.)
½ oz. Ginger Juice (2 cal.)
½ oz. Lemon Juice (3.5 cal.)
2 oz. Beet Juice (28 cal.)
1 oz. Apple Juice (14 cal.)

Directions: Shake with ice and strain into a high ball glass. Garnish with a slice of a beet and a basil leaf.

Lean Pom Spirtzer


Calories: 83
Courtesy of Lean Vodka
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Ingredients
1 ½ parts Lean Vanilla Vodka
1 ½ parts Sparkling Water
1 tbsp. pomegranate Seeds
1 basil leaf

Directions: Muddle all ingredients in a shaker. Fill a Collins glass with crushed ice. Stire and pour garnish with a basil leaf.

Jamaican Jammin’ and New Year’s Resolution Salads


Courtesy of Just Salad
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New Year’s Resolution Salad (430 calories)
Kale, Red Cabbage & Romaine, Turkish Figs, Goat Cheese, Seedless Cucumbers, Walnuts, tossed with Balsamic Vinegar

Jamaican Jammin’ Salad (465 calories)
Courtesy of Just Salad
Romaine & Red Cabbage, Jerk Chicken, Carrots, Black Beans & Corn, Onion Crunch, tossed in Zesty Mango-Lime Vinaigrette

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