Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Take a Picture...or a Shot!

Remember back when you first started imbibing alcohol?  Well I do.  Not too many moons ago, when I was around 21 or 22, I used to head out to bars and clubs with my girlfriends and we would take shots. 

Sometimes, a friend would call out something crazy like "PATRON!"  and we'd all take a shot of Patron.  (I outgrew that phase real quick!)  Other times we'd say stuff like "KAMIKAZE" or "CHOCOLATE CAKE" or even "RED HEADED SLUT!" 

The names these people made up for shots absolutely amaze me...

But anyways.  Back to what I was saying. 

Eventually I grew out of thinking I could drink shots (know I know I cannot) and I grew into my all time favorite drink: a vodka with soda water and three limes.  I know it sounds boring or icky, but trust me: it's refreshing, crisp, and not too sweet. 

But every once in a while I miss the taste of a good "girly" shot.  But, I also avoid them because of all of the sugar and calories.  A couple of sweet shots and all of a sudden you may have consumed over 300-400 calories.  BAD NEWS. 

That's when I started changing them around and making them into drinks that you sip with a straw instead of things that you throw your head back and swallow quickly.  Here's one to try! 

Skinny Kamikaze
Cast of characters:

2 parts vodka
1 part triple sec
Crystal Light Pink Lemonade
lemon wedge
(shot glass for measuring is optional)

First, add the vodka to the glass.  Around these parts, we tend to stick to Ketel One or the Kirkland vodka. 

Next, add the triple sec.  I was just eye balling it here, but it's about half of the shot glass. 

Squeeze in a lemon wedge.  (I didn't take a picture of this because trying to take a picture and squeeze a lemon is too much for my feeble little brain to handle.)

Top the whole thing off with Crystal Light Pink Lemonade.  Stir and enjoy! 

(Weight Watcher?  2 oz vodka + 1 oz triple sec + lemon wedge + 8 oz Crystal Light = 4 points)

Drink happy! 



Miss K said...

This looks so good! I'm going to Havasu this weekend and planned on drinking crystal light + vodka, but I'm def going to add your extras in for some yummy taste! Thanks for the recipe!

kippyskippy said...

The Triple Sec is a GREAT add! Still low in calories...but just a little sweet and smooth flavor!