It is the middle of January, but in just a few flips of the calendar warmer weather will be here and the beaches and water-parks will be the preferred destination for millions of us. If you are looking to be a little more careful as to what passes your lips, the below cocktails are a good choice to make at the bar. The vodka & soda and the Manhattan are both classic tastes, which you do not have to feel (too) guilty about ordering.
Vodka & Soda
Ingredients: Vodka, Soda water
Those who will offer advice on what you should drink while, trying to lose weight will more-often-than-not, recommend vodka and soda. This cocktail is low calorie, but just so you do not die of boredom I would recommend adding a slice of lime or lemon twist.
Vodka yields about 96 calories per shot. Soda water has no calories.
Ingredients: Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters
The Manhattan is a classic, flavorful cocktail, and is a healthier for you option when looking for something that will not live on your hips.
Bourbon: A barrel aged distilled spirit made mostly from corn
Vermouth is a fortified wine. Its flavors of various herbs which are altered over a few weeks, and then added with hard liquor. Vermouth typically contains about 45 calories per ounce.
Angostura bitters are said to have restorative properties. It was reported to be a remedy for hiccups and also can be used as a cure for an upset stomach."