Recipes: Melting Pot Introduces Skinny Cocktails

With bikini season well underway, a low-calorie cocktail is always a welcome addition at the table. Lucky for us, The Melting Pot partnered with Voli Light Vodkas, which is co-owned by Pitbull and Fergie, and Skinnygirl Vodka and Wines, owned by talk show host Bethenny Frankel, to create a line of delicious cocktails that are also light, refreshing and summer-ready.

Basil Lemondrop
1.5 oz Skinny Girl Cucumber Vodka
1 oz Finest Call Bar Syrup Lite
4 Lemon wedges

Squeeze juice from lemon wedges into mixing glass and discard lemons. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish. Garnish with one fresh basil leaf. Slap the basil leaf against the large end of the muddler to release aromatic oil and basic essence. Float basil leaf in glass.

Cherry Limeade
1.5 oz Voli Lemon Vodka
1 oz Finest Call Sweet and Sour Lite
.5 oz Grenadine
2 Lime wedges
1 oz Club soda

Fill a highball glass with ice. Squeeze juice from limes into mixing glass and discard limes. Add the rest of the ingredients except club soda. Fill glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain over highball glass, top with club soda and garnish. Garnish: one cherry and one lime wedge.

Mangolicious
1.5 oz Voli Lyte Vodka
.5 oz Monin mango syrup
1 oz Finest Call Sweet and Sour
.5 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Luccio Moscato d’ Asti

Fill a highball glass with ice. Combine all ingredients except for Moscato into the mixing glass.
Fill mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain into highball glass. Top with Luccio Moscato d’ Asti and garnish. Garnish: one orange wheel (pushed into the glass) and one cherry.

Slim Berry
1.5 oz Voli Lyte Vodka
2 oz Finest Call Sweet and Sour Lite
.5 oz Monin wildberry puree
1 oz Club soda

Fill a highball glass with ice. Combine all ingredients except club soda in a mixing glass.
Fill mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass, top with club soda and garnish. Garnish: one strawberry on the rim.

Tangerine Cosmo
1.5 oz Skinny Girl Tangerine Vodka
.5 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
.5 oz Finest Call Bar Syrup Lite
2 Lime wedges
1 oz Cranberry juice

Squeeze juice from lime wedges into the mixing glass and discard limes. Add remaining ingredients to the mixing glass. Fill mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish. Garnish: one lime wheel (floating).

Watermelon Wine Cooler
1 oz Skinny Girl Tangerine Vodka
.5 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Finest Call watermelon puree
2 oz Skinny Girl white wine
1 Lemon wedge

Fill wine glass with ice. Squeeze juice from lemon wedge into mixing glass and discard lemon.
Add remaining ingredients to mixing glass. Fill mixing glass two-thirds full with ice. Pour into tin, cap and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into wine glass and garnish. Garnish: one lemon wheel (pushed into the glass).

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