It’s official, summer is almost here. While some people are so excited for the arrival of summer, I am not. To me summer means, bathing suits(ew), kids at home all day/every day and daily temperatures in the triple digits (screw you Arizona). Maybe I’m just bitter because I just got back from vacation and I know there is not another trip anywhere in the near future. Regardless of my Debbie Downer attitude about summer, there is one thing that always perks me up: cocktail hour. Generally, I am a wine girl( with some beer thrown in to make me a more well rounded drinker), but something about the warm weather puts me in the mood for some fun fruity cocktails. Unfortunately most of these fun fruity drinks are loaded with evil “make you look shitty in your bathing suit” calories, so I have searched far and wide and spent long hours testing(let’s be honest, I had a blast) different recipes in the quest to find the best “skinny” cocktails. Cheers!
-2.5 ounces of Watermelon Flavored Vodka
-1 ounce of Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
-1/2 packet of Stevia
-4 cubes of watermelon
-Splash of Soda Water
Place watermelon cubes at the bottom of a cocktail shaker add Stevia. Pour in vodka and lime juice and add a scoop of ice. Shake it, shake, shake it. Shake for 30-45 seconds. Be sure you shake it hard so the juice from the watermelon gets released. Strain into a martini glass and top with a splash of soda water.
What’s YOUR fav skinny cocktail??!!