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Wedding Chicks Top 10 Skinny Cocktails

Top 10 Skinny Cocktails

Cheers to you and your engagement and up and coming wedding! There will be many toasts and celebrations in your near future. From your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, to all those luncheons with bridesmaids to plan the wedding. Ohh and you’ll want one of these cocktails for dinner with the in-laws to discuss wedding plans.

In honor of all the bashes you will be attending here are our Top 10 skinny cocktails to ensure that you are svelte as can be for your wedding. Above is the Lillet Rose Cocktail via Martha Stewart. It is not an official skinny cocktail, but we made it skinny by substituted regular grapefruit juice for light ruby red. You could also use less gin and add substitute a bit more grapefruit juice to make it even skinner.

skinny lillet rose cocktail

Ingredients
12 ounces Lillet Rose (240 calories)
12 ounces Light Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (75 calories)
6 ounces gin (393 calories)
6 edible flower blossoms (optional)

Directions
Combine 6 ounces Lillet Rose, 6 ounces grapefruit juice, 3 ounces gin, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain and divide cocktail among 3 stemmed cocktail glasses, such as Champagne coupes. Repeat.

Calories for 10oz drink  is 236 calories

fresh skinny margaritas

Fresh Skinny Margarita recipe

Skinny Cocktail #1 fresh skinny margaritas

Ingredients
2 ounces (1/4 cup) silver tequila
Kosher salt or coarsely ground sea salt
fresh lime juice from about 2 limes
1 ounce (2 tablespoons/about ½ of a medium orange) fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon light agave nectar
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish

Instructions
1. Pour a layer of salt onto a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Slice off a small piece of lime and run the wet edge of the slice along half of the rim of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.

2. Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and agave nectar. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Tips
1. Use 100% agave tequila labeled white, silver or blanco. Like Milagro, Hornitos or Patrón.
2. Citrus at room temperature is easier to juice than cold citrus, so take your limes and oranges out of the fridge an hour in advance.
3. Consider lining the rim of just half your glass with salt so you can control how much salt you taste with each sip ( a great tip I picked up from a recent issue of Bon Appetit). If you’d prefer a light sprinkling of salt all around the rim, just pour a very thin layer of salt onto your plate and run the lime slice around the entire rim of the margarita glass.
4. How To Make a Pitcher: For 10 drinks (about 45 ounces, or 5½ cups), combine 2½ cups silver tequila, generous 1¾ cup fresh lime juice (around 15 limes), 1¼ cup fresh orange juice (about 5 medium oranges) and 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon light agave nectar. Mix well, and add ice. Don’t forget to garnish your rims with lime rounds and coarse salt.

Margarita above from The Glitter Guide | Recipe Via: Cookie + Kate
Calories for Fresh & Skinny Margarita 245 calories

low calorie sangria

 low calorie sangria

Skinny Cocktail #2 low calorie sangria

Ingredients
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
2 plums, pitted and diced
1 peach, pitted and diced
1 nectarine, pitted and diced
6 oz blackberries
2 tbs sugar
1/4 c brandy
1 bottle inexpensive but decent red wine (burgundy or merlot work well)

Instructions
Combine fruit with sugar and brandy in a large pitcher. Refrigerate 6-8 hours. Add wine, stir, and refrigerate another hour if you have the patience.

Calories: 204 | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 179mg | Carbs: 10.9g | Fiber: 01g | Sugar: 7.4g | Protein: 01g
Recipe Via: Home Sweet Jones

pineapple and rosemarry spritzer

pineapple skinny cocktail recipe

Skinny Cocktail #3 pineapple and rosemary spritzer

Ingredients
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2 3-inch sprigs fresh rosemary
1 750 milliliter bottle sparkling dry white wine, such as Prosecco, chilled
4 12 ounce bottle pale ale beer, such as Sierra Nevada, chilled
Garnishes: pineapple wedges and fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions
Step One: In a small saucepan combine pineapple juice and 2 sprigs rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Strain juice into a bowl; discard solids. Cover and chill for 1 to 48 hours.

Step Two: In an extra-large bowl combine the strained juice, beer, and wine. Serve in tumblers and  garnished with pineapple wedges and additional rosemary sprigs.

Calories: 126 | Sodium: 9mg | Carbs: 12g | Fiber: 01 | Sugar: 5g | Protein: 1
Recipe Via: Better Homes And Garden

skinnygirlcucumberrefresher

Skinnygirl Cucumber Refresher recipe

Skinny Cocktail #4  Skinnygirl cucumber refresher

Ingredients
4 mint leaves
1 large basil leaf
1 lime wedge
1.5 ounces Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
3 ounces soda water
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar

Instructions
Squeeze lime wedge into rocks glass, muddle (aka mash) lime wedge with mint and basil leaves and vodka. Add ice. Top with soda water. Add agave nectar and stir. Garnish with lime wedge.

Makes 1 serving Calories: 86 per serving
ImageVia: Youbeauty.com 

blueberry and champagne delight

Skinny Blueberry Spritzer recipe

Skinny Cocktail #5 skinny blueberry & champagne delight

Ingredients
2 cups blueberry juice (all natural from Trader Joe’s)
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. fine sugar (more to taste)
1/4 cup champagne
1 cup ice cubes
A few blueberries for decoration

Instructions
In a measuring cup add blueberry juice, lime juice, and sugar, mix well. In a glass fill it up to the top with ice cubes and pour blueberry juice mixture over the top. Add champagne and a few blueberries.

Calories: 117 | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 126g | Carbs: 20g | Fiber: 01 | Sugar: 13 | Protein: 0
Recipe Via: Peanut Butter and Peppers

skinny moscow mule

low calorie moscow mule

Skinny Cocktail #6 skinny Moscow mule

Ingredients
8 0z One Cup Triple Ginger Brew or Diet Ginger Ale From Trader Joe’s
2 oz Vodka
2 lime wedges
1 Sprig of Mint
Pinch fresh shredded ginger

Instructions
Step One: Add Vodka, freshly shredded ginger, lime juice and muddle. Add ice, top with ginger ale, stir, garnish with fresh lime wedge and throw in a sprig of mint and server.

Step Two: Pour vodka and mint simple syrup over ice and squeeze one lime.  Top with ginger beer.  Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig.

Calories: 98 for 8 oz Moscow Mule with Diet Ginger Ale
Calories: 100 8 oz Moscow Mule with Triple Ginger Brew
via Cocktails For Breakfast  | modified recipe via Eat Drink And Be Skinny

skinny lemon lime sparkling mojito recipe
skinny lemon lime sparkling mojito recipe
Skinny Cocktail #7 skinny lemon lime sparkling mojito
Ingredients
5 oz Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE
1 1/2 oz white rum
6 mint leaves, lightly muddled
1 ounce lime juice (about 2 limes per a drink) be sure to roll them to get all the juices flowing
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled tall glass. Squeeze a bit of the lime and garnish mint
Calories: 92 for 8 oz (the only calories are from the Rum 52 for a shot and 40 for the limes)
recipe via Glamour
skinny raspberry margartitas
Skinny Raspberry Margarita Recipe
Skinny Cocktail #8 skinny raspberry margaritas

Ingredients
3oz. fresh or frozen raspberries
4 oz. silver tequila
1 lime, juiced
6 oz. club soda
1 tbs. agave nectar (or to taste)
Splash raspberry liquor and/or Triple sec (optional)

Instructions
Add the raspberries to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the puree into the strainer to remove the seeds. Add the remaining ingredients plus the strained raspberry puree into a pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve over ice.

Calories: 201 without Raspberry liquor. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur has 103 calories per 1oz
recipe via: Eat Drink Love

low calorie vodka refresher

 low calorie vodka coconut refresher

Skinny Cocktail #9 low calorie vodka coconut refresher

Ingredients
Ice
1.5 ounces vodka (Martha likes Crop Organic)
6 ounces coconut water
Orange twist, for garnish

Instructions
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add vodka and coconut water; stir to combine. Garnish with an orange twist.

Calories: 45 | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 470g | Carbs: 20g | Fiber: 01 | Sugar: 13 | Protein: 0
recipe via: Eat Martha Stewart

skinny smirnoff sorbet cocktail

skinny smirnoff sorbet cocktail recipe

Skinny Cocktail #10 Smirnoff Sorbet Light Passion Tea

Ingredients
1.5 oz Mango Passion Fuit Smirnoff Sorbet Light
3 oz Unsweetened Tazo Passion Tea (Black tea or your favorite tea can be substituted)
5 oz Fresh Tangerine Juice
.25 oz Agave Nectar

Instructions
Mix well and serve over ice. {Only 110 calories}
recipe via: She’s Cookin

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