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!
Give them both in a cute bag with handwritten directions. Done. I have a magnum of Prosecco. It’s fine to give the regular size too. But, if you are really going for the cool factor – go big! This is a gift for some of my party hosts this Memorial Day Weekend! They won’t be mad if they get more than one I promise!
Friday! Friday! Friday! I will be having a few of these grapefruit beauties over the weekend. Possibly in between soccer games – yikes! A momma’s gotta do what a momma’s gotta do 😉
This can be done several ways but here is the most potent way first.
3/4 full champagne glass of prosecco. (I love La Marca shown below).
Splash of fresh squeezed grapefruit (yes, I mean squeeze the frickin’ grapefruit). If you can’t handle that, then buy some fresh stuff from your local grocery store.
Squeeze of lime
To add spice, toss in a few slices of jalapeño. Plus, it looks pretty!
Not a fan of prosecco? Here’s a different option:
Fill a glass of ice, add your favorite vodka, fill the rest of glass with the Spindrift Sparkling Water (personal fav).
Then add your fresh ingredients; lime, grapefruit and jalapeño.
If you like making drinks, salt the rim while your at it!
Now go get the ingredients – it’s Friday and you deserve to have an awesome cocktail!