Make Fun Cocktails without the Guilt

 

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 🙂

NearlyAllThings subscribers get $5 off your order when you use the code “WELCOME” with your order. 

 

Check out this recipe from Be Mixed:

Recipe and photo by Gretchen Otte. Follow her @typeonetypehappy

MOSÉ (MARGARITA+ROSÉ)

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 4 oz. Be Mixed Margarita
  • 4 oz. Rosé
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • Ice
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until slushly
  3. Garnish with a strawberry.

 

 

 

 

 

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Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles (with Vodka – shhh!)

 

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Popsicle

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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.
  • Popsicle molds – I used Zip-A-Pop disposable DIY Popsicle Molds (BPA Free and FDA Approved) – Highly recommended and can be used for all kinds of fun popsicles for kids! (Also shown below)

 Yields :  3 popsicles

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!

 

Featured image & video by Cooper Young