It's been a month since our super-cute cocktail book, Hungry Girl Happy Hour, hit shelves everywhere. And since we love you so much, we're leaking ANOTHER brand-new recipe from the book. If you're alcohol opposed (or underage), just swap the rum out for equal amounts of extra soda or juice. Still delicious! Who's thirsty?
Ingredients: 2 oz. (1/4 cup) diet lemon-lime soda 2 oz. (1/4 cup) pineapple-orange juice 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) rum 3 drops almond extract 1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda) 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) dark spiced rum Optional garnish: pineapple wedge
Directions: Combine all ingredients except dark spiced rum, mix well, and serve over ice.
Top with dark spiced rum. Garnish with a pineapple wedge (or not) and enjoy!
HG Heads-Up! Please, please, please drink responsibly. (That includes being of the legal drinking age.) Just 'cuz you're drinking guilt-free cocktails doesn't mean you won't be guilty of doing something TERRIBLE if you drink and drive. Be safe!
Mai Tai, Average
Not in Mai Cocktail!
High calorie counts on restaurant meals and fast-food items are getting a lot of publicity these days, but it's important to remember that drinks can pack in TONS of calories as well. And while you probably know that thick, creamy, blended drinks can be super fattening, those sneaky mixed cocktails can be MAJOR calorie catastrophes! In addition to the alcohol (a single shot of clear liquor has about 100 calories), mixed drinks often contain sugary syrups, juices, soda, and more. A Mai Tai is made with multiple alcohols and many of those high-calorie mixers. And to make things even worse, once you've thrown back a boozy drink, you'll probably be more likely to make other bad food-and-drink decisions. Pace yourself and cool it on the calories! Sip on our no-guilt My Oh Mai Tai, and you'll be safe from dangerous tropical drinks. Why consume a beverage that's bogged down with sugary calories when you can have a TOTALLY DELICIOUS one, HG-style? (Definitely a rhetorical question.)
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