I'm not usually one to buy pre-mixed alcoholic beverages. I looooove to make cocktails myself with fresh ingredients (mojitos, caipirnihas, dark & stormy, sangria) because I believe they taste better. I do worry about the extra calories, though (I don't work out just for the endorphins), since those homemade drinks tend to be sugar and calorie-laden. I've admitted in the past that I am a sucker for trashy T.V. and 'Bethenny Getting Married?' was no exception. I think Bethenny is so goddamn funny... her humor is right up my alley. So when she came out with a low-calorie cocktail with (mostly) natural ingredients and all the 'kick,' I had to try it. Here are my thoughts....
- It's not overly sweet, which is to be expected for a cocktail with less than 40 calories per 2 oz. serving.
- There isn't that nasty 'fake sweetener' taste that you find in diet sodas and diet drinks. I hate that flavor. And I can't imagine it going well with tequilla.
- It packs a punch with 13% alcohol by volume (26 proof). You'll 'feel it' after one drink, I promise.
And dinner tonight.... Mushroom & Herb Strata. It is to die. Make it. You won't regret it.