Beware of all liqueurs!! Baileys, Chambord, Grand Marnier, Jagermeister, Damiana, Hypnotiq, Midor, Tuaca, Southern Comfort and many, MANY more. These are all sugar and cream infused. Double the calories!! Oh, and don't forget the new 'sweet tea' drinks!
Some of the flavored vodkas also have added sugar. Remember, if it tastes sweet, it's probably had sugar added.
** my favourite cocktail right now, Indio blood orange vodk, with lime essence sparkling water and a lime wedge. yummy and refreshing!
If you want to make some tasty flavored martini's, Bacardi now has lower calorie flavored rums that can be mixed with plain vodka, and diet juices such as white cranberry peach, or diet cranberry if you want to do a twist on a cosmo. You can also use some of the diet lipton iced teas. They now have a sparkling one that you can add to white wine to make it a spritzer.
Flavored vodka adds 5 calories to the count according to the vodka companies.
6/23/2009 10:48:52 AM
I have a question about flavored vodka, does this worse than plan vodka? I like grape vodka and Sprite zero, how many calories and carbs are we talking?
3/16/2009 1:25:13 PM
I have created a pretty tasty, lower calorie Tequila Sunrise. I add about 1 tsp. of Crystal LIght Sunrise Natural Classic Orange flavored powder to about an oz. of tequila and a dash of grenadine. Add crushed ice and fill glass with water. Quite tasty! The Crystal Light has only 5 calories per serving, yet does have vitamin C and calcium. I'm going to try replacing the grenadine with a red flavor of Crystal Light hoping to cut more calories from this tasty drink.
3/16/2009 11:34:31 AM
Great, informative article. Printed it out to share with friends. Thanks!
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