In L.A., there’s a cocktail party every night of the week… more like two during the holiday season.
From a friend’s ugly sweater party, to your office’s year-end bash, to Toys for Tots’ galas. And then of course, there’s always that obnoxious person who decides to throw a dog’s birthday party smack dab in the middle of this chaotic period.
I kid. The average person only gains about a 1-2 pounds over the holidays.
Regardless, you don’t want to be overdosing on sugar. With 4 oz of apple cider and 1 T. honey, the average Spiked Hot Cider can has about 30 grams of sugar a serving!
While there area tons of easy ways to avoid this at friend’s parties — eat before you come, skip the artisinal bevies and opt for vodka sodas or a glass of wine — if you can have your festive Christmas cocktail and enjoy it too, why don’t you?!
So, if you’re throwing a Christmas bash this weekend and want to be remembered as the hostess who was naughty and nice, serve up The Perfect Skinny Christmas Cocktail.
While you can use any raspberry vodka you’d like in this recipe, I encourage you to try Voli Light’s Raspberry Cocoa flavor as it’s only 55 calories an ounce, less than any flavored vodka I’ve seen.
The Perfect Skinny Christmas Cocktail
3 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. Voli Light Raspberry Cocoa Vodka
2 T. Rasberries, muddled
Stevia (or another granulated sugar)
3-4 Raspberries (for garnish)
1. Skewer 3-4 raspberries and stick them in the freezer (should be done a good 30 minutes to an hour prior).
2. Wet the rim of your cocktail glass and dip it in the stevia or sugar to coat the rim.
3. Muddle the remainder of the raspberries.
4. Combine vodka, raspberries and ice in the glass.
5. Top off with champagne.
6. Garnish with your raspberry skewer.
Total Calories: about 110 per glass
You can get pretty candy cane cocktail straws like this at The Paper Source, or online for under $10.
Note: Take it easy on these babies as they are pure alcohol. Space them out with a glass of water to stay bubbly yourself, all night long!
For more fabulous, skinny cocktail recipes, check out:
Mang-mosas (perhaps for New Year’s Day?!)