Monday, December 31, 2012


Seeing that it is New Year's Eve, it only seems right to talk about one thing...Drinks!!  I bet you thought I was going to talk about New Year's Resolutions?! Let's face it, I never stick to those.

If you know me even a little bit, you know that I do love a good drink! No beer or wine for this girl though.  I will do an occasional glass of white wine from time to time (preferably Moscato) but would rather have a fun and tasty mixed drink.  And my most favorite of all...the Margarita :)  You will also come to learn that if there is a "skinny" version of a drink, you better believe that is what I am ordering.  My husband makes fun of me because I will pay $7.00 for a skinny margarita when the house margarita is on special for $2.50.

Since going out to drink can be quite pricey, I like to make drinks at home.  Plus, no need to worry about driving.  And like always, I will come up with a skinny version of my favorites.  Since I wasn't running out to the liquor store just for this blog, I just used what I already had.  Here are just a few of the many skinny drinks I have come to love! Maybe you will try one out at your New Year's Party tonight?

Blueberry Lemonade1 part Crystal Light or Fit&Active (Aldi Brand) Lemonade
1 part Diet Blueberry juice
2 parts vodka
splash of Diet lemon lime soda
Candy Apple Martini
1 part Fit&Active Cranberry (or Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry)
1 part Caramel vodka
splash diet lemon lime soda
splash apple juice 

Hot Candy Apple Cider
1 packet sugar free apple cider
6oz boiling water
1 shot butterscotch schnapps
1-2 packets splenda (optional)

Skinny Margarita
1 part sugar free margarita mix (Crystal Light or Target)
1 part tequila (I use vodka...weird I know...)
splash diet lemon lime soda
SALT on the rim

A few other simple combinations that I really like include:
  • Diet orange pop + vanilla vodka = Creamsicle 
  • Diet root beer + whipped vodka = Root beer float
  • Malibu + diet pepsi + lime
If you just so happen to be dating the guest bartender you can just have one big drink to make it easier on everyone.

You really can have your Margarita and drink it too :)


  1. Happy New Year! I will try your low cal drink recipes, but still love my red wine!

  2. You're so creative with drinks!! Happy New Year, Kim :)