Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Funday- Tropical Drinks

What would vacation be without a few delicious frosty tropical drinks?


Even though for the most part I use Sundayfunday as an excuse to eat what I want I must say that there are a few beverages that even Sundayfunday can't justify.

Looking for a beachy fun cocktail with a little umbrella? When surfing the menu you might want to pass on these, the calorie content alone makes them almost a meal in itself:

9 oz. Mai Tai – 620 Calories

(3 oz. Light Rum, 2 oz. Dark Rum, 1 oz. Crème de Almond, 1 oz. Triple Sec, 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix, 1 oz. Pineapple Juice)

12 oz. Piña Colada – 586 Calories

 (3 oz. Rum, 3 oz. Coconut Cream, 6 oz. Pineapple Juice)

6 oz. Mud Slide – 556 Calories

(1.5 oz. Vodka, 1.5 oz. Kahlua, 1.5 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream, 1.5 oz. Half-and-Half)

10 oz Margarita – 550 Calories

(4 oz. tequila, 4 oz. margarita/sour mix, 2 oz. triple sec, lime juice, 1 tsp. sugar)

10 oz. Long Island Ice Tea – 543 Calories

(1.5 oz Vodka, 1.5 oz Rum, 1.5 oz Tequila, 1.5 oz Gin, 1.5 oz Triple Sec, 2 oz Sweet and Sour, 0.5 oz Cola)

So now what?  Here are a few fun drinks that won't break your "calorie bank"

- Try Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whiskey mixed with diet soda/cola/tonic etc.
- How about a light beer in a frosty mug with a lime?
- Order a sangria (chilled wine mixed with fruit)
- If you really want a frozen high calorie drink order a small one

If you are looking to make yummy reduced calorie libations at home I highly recommend this book:

Buy it here

Tons of great ideas to save calories while still enjoying your cocktails.


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