Recipes: Skinny Cocktails

It’s been a month since 2012 began–did you keep your get-fit resolution? For those who kept their eye on the prize (a hot bod, of course) or or for those who are ready to get back on course, here are a few “skinny” cocktails from the Valley’s Z’Tejas and RA Sushi restaurants.

Skinny Raspberry Lemonade
1 oz. Chambord Vodka
1/2 oz. Chambord
1/2 oz. Herradura Agave Nectar
1 Lemon (whole)
Soda Water
Raspberry Sugar

Fill shaker with ice. Cut lemon in half, squeeze juice from both halves into the tin, and place one half of the lemon in the tin as well. Add remaining ingredients (Chambord Vodka, Chambord, Herradura agave nectar, soda water). Shake well. Pour into a raspberry-sugared 14 oz. big stick glass.

Antioxidant FOMZ Martini
5 fresh blueberries
5 fresh blackberries
¾ oz. agave nectar
1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Dragon Berry
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Top with FOMZ wildberry topping

Muddle the blueberries, blackberries and agave nectar. Pour in Bacardi and lemon juice and shake with ice. Pour in martini glass and top with FOMZ Wildberry topping or another low calorie topping.

Lychee-teenie
1 1/2 oz. Voli Lemon Vodka
1 oz. lychee juice
1/2 oz. Monin Agave Nectar
1/4 oz. lemon juice
1 lychee for garnish

In a shaker, combine first four ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lychee.

Skinny Ninja
1 1/2 oz. Voli Lyte Vodka
1 oz. pink grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. Monin Agave Nectar
1/4 oz. yuzu puree
1/4 oz. lemon juice
Splash of soda
Shiso leaf and lemon slice for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle half of the shiso leaf with agave. Add all ingredients except soda and shake with ice. Strain into ice filled glass, top with soda, and garnish with remaining shiso leaf and lemon.

Thin Ginger
1 1/2 oz. Voli Lemon Vodka
1/2 oz. Monin Agave Nectar
1/4 oz. yuzu puree
1/4 oz. lemon juice
Splash of soda
Strawberry
Fresh ginger root, peeled
Lemon twist for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle strawberry and ginger with agave. Add all ingredients except soda and shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled glass, and garnish with a strawberry and lemon twist.

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