Today I want to talk about someone very special to each one of us. Can you guess who that is? That’s right MOM, in just a few short weeks mother’s day will be here, and I know that you will be taking mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or perhaps all three. This year we are doing something a little different, my son and I are going to my sister in laws for a back-yard barbecue. Now I plan on bringing the alcohol to picnic. So the plan is to serve low calorie cocktails for mother’s day, maybe you could join in on this plan of mine. Stay home and make some of these cocktails for your mother, and grill some burgers and hot-dogs. Invite all of your siblings and maybe a neighbor or two. Just remember to keep the gathering small. If, you use this code MOTHEREARTH you can save ten dollars today through Sunday April 24th. Use the code when you check out.
For a deliciously fresh taste experience, and a drink that has 40% fewer calories than a glass of white wine, try Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose with soda.
1) 1 1/2 ounces of Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose
2) 3 ounces of club soda
3) Slice of grapefruit
To Make;Fill a wine glass of your choosing with some ice. Mix in Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose and soda. All that is left to do is add a slice of grapefruit to garnish, and sit back and enjoy guilt free. Garnish is optional. For an extra pop of grapefruit, use a sparkling beverage that is grapefruit flavored.
Want to try a funky alternative to the brunch bloody? Give this vegetable juice and infused vodka cocktail a taste. The bright orange color and refreshing vodka flavors make for a drink that’s a definite departure from your typical Sunday brunch order.
1) 1 1/2 ounces of spa infused Vodka
2) 2 ounces of Carrot Ginger Orange Juice
3) 1 carrot
4) 1 cucumber
To Make; Place all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until everything is good and cold, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with carrot and cucumber peels on a pick. Are you going to give this different cocktail a try?
Enjoy your margarita guilt free. This skinny margarita is less then 200 calories, and includes all the fresh flavors you would find in a classic margarita.
1) 1 1/2 ounces of Blanco Tequila
2) 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
3) 1/4 of an ounce of Agave Necter
4) A splash of club soda ( optional )
To Make; Combine all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until good and cold. Condensation will form on the outside of the shaker, then the mixture is good and cold. Pour the mixture and ice into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
The semi- sweet taste of Strongbow Artisinal Blend and basil leaves balance the traditional sweetness of mojitos for the perfect party cocktail.
1) 8 Mint leaves plus a few extra for the garnish
2) 5 Basil leaves
3) 1 teaspoon of sugar
4) 1 tablespoon of lime juice
5) 2 ounces of white rum
6) 3 ounces of Strongbow Artisinal Blend and some to top off
7) Lime sugar to rim the glass
To Make; Dip the top of the glass in the lime- sugar mixture. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint, basil, sugar, and lime juice. Add some ice and the White Rum, Sake well. Strain into an ice filled, rimmed glass and top off with the Strongbow Artisinal Blend. Garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy in good company.
Looking for a light refreshing cocktail that mom, or anyone else will love? Try this amped up version of a classic vodka soda. Swapping plain club soda for a cranberry spiked seltzer adds a boozy kick of flavor that pairs well with the fresh cranberry and mint ice cubes. Fizzy, tart and a perfectly balanced way to mix up cocktail routine any time of the year.
1) 2 ounces of Vodka
2) 6 ounces of Cranberry Spiked Seltzer
3) 1/2 a cup of fresh Cranberries
4) 1 bushel of mint leaves
To Make; Place one cranberry mint ice cube in the bottom of a rocks glass. Pour in the Vodka and top off with the spiked seltzer. Mix gently, and enjoy.
Cranberry Mint Ice Cubes; Evenly distribute fresh cranberries and mint leaves throughout a silicone ice cube tray mold. Place filled mold into your freezer and allow to set up for up to six hours. Once frozen completely cubes can be stored in a zip lock freezer bag for up to six months.
This easy take on a margarita combines one of the most popular juice cleanse recipes with Tequila for a drink just under 120 calories. See we can drink, and watch our weight at the same time. The spicy cayenne pepper and tart lemon compliments tequila’s bite for a balanced beverage you can enjoy almost guilt free.
1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tequila
2) 2 ounces of fresh Lemon Juice
3) 1 ounce of water
4) 1 teaspoon of Agave Syrup
5) Cayenne Pepper
To Make; In a cocktail shaker, combine Tequila, lemon juice, water, agave syrup, and a small pinch of cayenne pepper with some ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Pour into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon wedge dusted with salt and cayenne pepper. Enjoy
A light low calorie cocktail, this lemonade spritzer has less than 120 calories. Ideal for daytime drinking, this recipe is quick and easy to make up a large batch for entertaining.
1) 4 ounces of White Wine
2) 2 ounces of club soda
3) 1 ounce of lemonade
To Make; Fill a wine glass 1/4 of the way up with ice cubes. Add white wine, soda, and lemonade. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge. It is alright to use a store bought pre- made lemonade mix, or a powder mix. We won’t judge you for it.
The bitter flavor of grapefruit mixed with the bold flavor of tequila equal a surprisingly easy- drinking cocktail. In Mexico, the paloma is actually preferred over margaritas! A traditional Paloma is made with grapefruit soda, bur I like this version that calls for grapefruit juice. You will not be let down, I promise you that my friends.
1)2 ounces of Tequila Blanco
2) 4 ounces of Grapefruit Juice
3) Pinch of salt
4) 1/2 ounce of lime juice
5) Club Soda ( optional )
To Make; Add all ingredients to an ice filled Collins glass ( tall Glass ) and stir to combine. Top off with some club soda ( optional )
That is all the low calorie cocktails for mothers day that I have for you. What do you think, will you try some and serve a drink or two to mom next month? Remember to use code MOTHEREARTH to save $ 10.00
Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: John D. Have a blessed day friends.