Sure Shots

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Make lower calorie shots!My neighbor Susan recently gave me a charming book about old-fashioned cocktails. The author stresses throughout the book that the base of a delicious mixed drink comes from premium spirits and fresh juices – no bottled mixes. He’s got some real concoctions in there from what he considers a “gentler” time when specialty cocktails and sophisticated entertaining reigned supreme.

I really like the idea of a homemade drink, especially when it comes to entertaining. But I’ve never liked the bottled mixes that most popular mixed drinks – like margarita, daiquiris and piña coladas – are made with, and some bartenders use these mixers even for sweet shots. They also happen to be high in sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other artificial colors and additives that are hard to digest and can aggravate asthma and allergies.

So for my latest post on AOL, I’ve created four fresh tasting, lower-calorie shots that skim off half the calories and are made with quality ingredients. They are made with simple ingredients that can be served spiked or alcohol free.

  • Grape Cooler
  • El Diablo
  • Lemon Drop
  • Blended Mojito

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Comments

  1. I’ve been making a great low cal version of a mojito but I use TY KU Sake for the alcohol additive. It makes it a lot tastier since the sake soaks up all the other flavors and it’s a lot healthier than most vodka or rums.

  2. I’ve been making a great low cal version of a mojito but I use TY KU Sake for the alcohol additive. It makes it a lot tastier since the sake soaks up all the other flavors and it’s a lot healthier than most vodka or rums.

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