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Try Some Healthy Low Fat Alcoholic Drinks

Alcoholic drinks are among the principle servings in nearly all form of gatherings. Now-a-days, people enjoy alcohol in every occasions, be it a family function, wedding, official party or just a get-together in the company of friends. Unluckily, alcohol includes 7 calories per gram (g) therefore if you aren’t cautious it can lead to fast weight gain. Which is why today We are here to aid minimize the effect of alcohol on your waistline with 4 low calorie alcoholic drink substitutes.

1. Bailey’s Irish Cream In place of Champagne:- Bailey’s Irish Cream is a well-liked night cap and Christmas drink. Though, this isn’t entirely a suitable alternative if you are aiming for some dieting as it has more than 230 calorie per unit. So besides drinking Bailey’s Irish Cream have a glass of champagne. Champagne also comes in at a way lower 77 calories per unit of alcohol which represents an overall saving of 163 calories per unit of alcohol.

2. Try Dry White Wine As an alternative to White Wine:- Mulled wine is another well-liked festive drink. But, prior to you really drink this wine, it its very crucial that you realize its calorie count which is around 140 calorie per unit. So, we recommend that you exchange the glass of mulled wine with dry white wine to stay healthy. It is considerably more lighter than mulled wine. It consists of simply 67 calorie per unit.

3. Stella Artois In place of Coors Light Beer:- Stella Artois, the quality lagers is widely famous all across world for nice tang. They are cherished for better taste plus much more alcohol content. But, this better tang comes at a cost of 102 calories per unit of alcohol. Luckily, with Coors Light Beer you possibly can still take pleasure in your premium lager and save some calories in procedure. It has almost 90 calories per unit. Furthermore, it also includes lesser carbohydrates.

4. WKD For Vodka:- Alco pops like WKD are really famous between teenagers. However, if you are trying to keep the weight of WKD is not a clever option. A single unit of alcohol in WKD also comes in at a large 178 calories. But, if you strip out the sugar and swap WKD for neat vodka you can save 108 calories per unit of alcohol. Neat spirits like vodka are amongst the lightest alcoholic drinks accessible and contain simply 70 calories per unit of alcohol.

Some alcoholic cocktail recipes

Who hasn’t had a Margarita or a sex on the beach? Although some cocktails may have flamboyant names, the truth of the matter is that we all love to taste the mixed flavors elegantly served on a glass or a cup, every once in a while. The cocktail recipes grow by the minute, and nearly every country in the world contributes with a cocktail that has the country’s characteristic alcohol. we  have some examples:

Caipirinha: This brazillian cocktail is made with Brazil’s typical liquor called cachaça, mashed limes, sugar and ice; although lately, many variants of this delicious drink have come up such as passion fruit caipirinha.

Margarita: Originally from Mexico, this cocktail is prepared with tequila, lime juice, triple sec and salt

Miguelito: This is Costa Rica’s original cocktail made with Cacique, the ‘tico’s’ most representative liquor. This Cocktail is prepared with ‘Guaro Cacique’ -which is made out of sugar cane- and coconut cream and served either on a shot or chilled.

Mojito: This is Cuba’s cocktail icon, prepared with mashed spearmint leaves, rum, mineral water, sugar and crushed ice. Along with Margarita, this drink is popular around the world as it provides a refreshing flavor with a great after-taste.

Other famous cocktails are White/Black Russian, Grasshopper, Tequila Sunrise, Martini, B-52, Gin Tonic, Mai Tai, and of course, Pina Colada.

As seen above, there is no limit when it comes to cocktails as those who dare to combine new ingredients try to find the next star cocktail.

Some Spooky Cocktails for the Halloween Weekend

Article by Jessica Fialkovich

We’ve all seen the Vampire wines and the other Halloween themed wines that have themed names. But what if you just want a plain great, unique cocktail to serve at your party this year? We have found a couple wine and beer based recipes that will fit perfectly into your theme and your weekend.

BLACK VELVETIngredients:

* 4 oz Champagne * 4 oz chilled stout

Prep:

1. Pour the Champagne into a beer mug, pint glass or Champagne flute.

BLOODY-TINIIngredients:

* 3 oz acai juice * 1/2 oz fresh lime juice * Champagne * lime wedge for garnish

Prep:

1. Combine Acai juice and fresh lime with fresh ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. 2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top with champagne. 3. Serve with a fresh lime wedge.

BLOOD RED SANGRIA

Ingredients:

* 1 Bottle of “blood” red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz) * 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda * 1 Orange cut into wedges * 1 Lemon cut into wedges * 1/4 Cup sugar * Dash of grenadine syrup (optional, for darker “bloodlike” color) * Gummy worms, gummy bugs, or spooky hard candy eyes * For extra Halloween fun, you can freeze those plastic spiders in spooky shaped ice cube trays for the ice mix-ins.

Prep:Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda, grenadine syrup, ice and gummy candy just before serving.If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.

Addition ideas: sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, or olives for “eyeballs.” You might also consider adding black plastic spider rings to the stem of the wine glasses for further “effect.”

THE BANSHEE – RED MULLED WINEIngredients:

* One bottle of red wine (suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot or a Spanish red) * One peeled and sliced orange (keep peel to add zest to taste into cooking pot) * One peeled and sliced lemon (keep peel to add zest to taste in cooking pot) * 1 tsp ground nutmeg * 2 tsp ground ginger * 5 whole cloves * 3 cinnamon sticks * 1/2 cup sugar (or honey can be substituted) * 2/3 cup brandy or cognac * 1/2 cup water

Prep:Combine all ingredients in either a large pot or a slow cooker. Gently warm the ingredients on low to medium heat (avoid boiling), for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure that the honey or sugar has completely dissolved. When the wine is steaming and the ingredients have blended well it is ready to serve. Ladle into mugs (leaving seasonings behind), garnish with a blood orange segment and perhaps black plastic, Halloween spiders and enjoy!FALLING LEAF FIZZIngredients:

* 1 part Vodka * 4 parts of sparkling wine * Dash of simple syrup * 1 heaping teaspoon pumpkin butter * Pinch of pumpkin pie spice * dried apple chip for garnish

Prep:

1. Place Vodka, pumpkin butter, spice and syrup in the bottom of a champagne glass. 2. Stir well. 3. Top with sparkling wine and garnish.

CANDY CORNIngredients:

* 1 1/2 oz. Gin * 1/2 oz. Moscato wine * 3/4 oz. home-made citrus peel grenadine syrup (recipe below) * 3 candy corns for garnish

Prep:

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. 2. Shake very well. 3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 4. Garnish with 3 candy corns.