Looking for a low-calorie cocktail? This past weekend we tried Be Mixed mixers. Be Mixed mixers have no sugar and no calories. Yep, you read that right – zero! So, if you add a shot of 80 proof vodka, you’re talking a total of 97 calories per drink (or 194 calories if you sneak in another ;).
Be Mixed offers three flavors; Ginger Lime, Cucumber Mint, and Margarita. We at Nearly All Things especially liked the Margarita flavor mixer with a shot or two of tequila, but the rest of our group was split over the Ginger Lime and Cucumber Mint. So, our recommendation – try the sample pack and decide on your own 🙂
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Friends of ours shared a pic of Bellini Pops on their Facebook page and we at Nearly All Things immediately hit the web to buy some. Guess what – they aren’t available in the U.S. – bummer! There are a couple of companies making cocktail popsicles here, but most were sold out prior to Memorial Weekend. Soooo – I decided to make my own! This was inspired by our friend Allison’s watermelon cucumber cocktail – which was DELISH – thanks Allison!
2 heaping cups of cubed watermelon
2 tbsp diced cucumber – My first couple of batches had too much cucumber – not recommended! I also was happier with a normal cucumber rather than an English Cucumber (which is shown in the video below)
1 1/2 shots vodka – or go for 2 if 1 1/2 just doesn’t seem like enough 😉
You will also need:
Small funnel – I bought an Icicle Funnel from Amazon (shown below) and it worked great and was super easy to use – comes in a set of 2.
Once you have the tools, have fun with this! Try your own concoctions – Pinterest has a lot of great ideas too. Be sure to come back and comment if you find any other winners! Here’s a video of my first attempt at making them. We are getting crazy hi-tech here people!