Thursday, January 27, 2011

50/50 Vision

Today I am sharing my favorite soda and cocktail replacement. It is light and fruity and is perfect for pretty much any circumstance. It is a lot better than drinking a soda (using 100% juice sparingly ) and it won't have you puking your guts out if you have too many. I use Orange Juice and club soda and my drink of choice clocks in at about 55 calories, a lot better than a cherry coke which comes in at 200 calories for the same 16 oz serving. A better option is to skip the juice entirely and add a squeeze of lemon or lime. With either option, not only are you saving some calories, but you are making a better choice! Who wants to drink a bunch of stuff that they can't find outside of a lab? Not me that's for sure!

Grape juice makes a splash in my 50/50!


Juice: cranberry, orange, pomegranate,whatever as long as it is not a cocktail and is  100% juice.
carbonated water of your choice: club soda, seltzer

To Make:

Pour a little more than half of the glass of club soda (about 12 ounces) and fill the rest of the glass with the juice of your choice (about 4 ounces.) I usually do about a 1/4 glass of juice to 3/4 club soda, but I don't like mine super sweet. You can add as little or as much juice as you want depending on how sweet you want it, just keep in mind that added juice effects the number of calories in your drink.

Super Easy Mocktail: Make in a fluted glass and drop in a sugar cube, it makes it a little sweeter, and it makes it bubble a little more like champagne. This  is a great thanksgiving drink when made with cranberry juice garnished with a skewer of cranberries.

Happy Cooking!


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