Skinny Cosmopolitan Recipe

Article by A Jae

Who doesn’t love cocktail drinks? Everybody loves it. But we don’t like are all the extra calories sugared ingredients add to mixed drinks. Some of the delightful choices for the party are Mojito, Margarita, Sour Apple Martini or Whiskey Sours, but can do damage to our regime. Good Spirits CocktailsMixers are sugar free, so we are guilt free. So if you use mixers in your drinks, choose ones that are sugar free.

What do you mean Skinny Cosmopolitan? Many mistakenly believe a Cosmo recipe is always a great choice when looking to enjoy a low calorie “skinny” cocktail. The truth of the matter is variations in the recipe and amounts of each ingredient used can dramatically alter the caloric value of this popular vodka cocktail. And look out…calories are not the only consideration. Hidden in most Cosmopolitan recipes are many unnecessary and unwanted grams of carbs and sugars. So when you are looking to add crisp cranberry and citrus flavors to your vodka cocktails the ingredients choices you make can add up. Here is the Skinny on Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipes.

A Cosmopolitan recipe calls for pouring amounts of vodka, an orange based liqueur, cranberry juice and lime juice over ice in a cocktail shaker, shaking vigorously for at least 5-10 seconds, straining the contents into a chilled martini glass then garnishing with a lemon twist or lime wedge. Depending on the choices you make the calories in your cocktail can be as few as 72 or over 300. Please note all caloric values are approximate as actual numbers can vary by brand.To begin our quest for the perfect Skinny Cosmopolitan let’s review and measure the benchmark of Cosmopolitan recipes from the International Bartenders Association: Official Cosmopolitan RecipeCOSMOPOLITAN (Large cocktail glass)4.0 cl. Vodka Citron1.5 cl. Cointreau1.5 cl. Fresh Lime juice3.0 cl. Cranberry juiceAdd all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice.[Wait stop! What is a cl? I am in need of a cocktail recipe not a math class.]Well just so you know a cl is the metric unit centiliter. One Centiliter is equivalent to.34 fluid ounces. The usual bar measurement is a “jigger” that is 1.5 fluid ounces or another common bar measurement is a “pony” that is equivalent to 1 fluid ounce.

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