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Marnie (blarneystoned) wrote,
@ 2010-06-20 07:07:00
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    Current mood: busy
    Current music:john mayer "perfectly lonely"

    keeping spirits up & numbers down
    What is your fave low cal party drink??

    So many parties & social events this month & next. I want to be social but not end up in empty calorie hell. Look at some of these numbers!

    Pina Colada (6 oz): 378 calories
    Mojito (8 oz): 214 calories
    Cosmopolitan (4 oz): 200 calories
    Chocolate martini: (2 oz each vodka, chocolate liqueur, cream, 1/2 oz creme de cacao, chocolate syrup): 438
    Margarita (8 oz): 280
    Green apple martini (1 oz each vodka, sour apple, apple juice): 148
    Martini (2.5 oz): 160
    Port wine (3 oz):128
    Bloody Mary (5 oz): 118
    Red wine (5 oz):120
    White wine (5 oz): 120
    Alcohol-free wine (5 oz): 20-30
    Beer (12 oz): 150-198
    Light beer (12 oz): 95-136
    Ultra-light beer (12 oz): 64-95
    Champagne (5oz): 106-120
    Coffee liqueur (3 ounces): 348
    Godiva chocolate liqueur (3 oz): 310
    Wine spritzer (5 oz): 100
    Eggnog with rum (8 ounces): 370
    Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps (8 oz): 380
    Hot buttered rum (8 oz): 292
    Spiced cider with rum ( 8 oz):150
    Mulled wine (5 oz): 200
    Vodka and tonic (8 oz): 200
    Screwdriver (8 oz): 190
    Mimosa (4 oz): 75
    Gin and tonic (7 oz): 200
    Long Island iced tea (8 oz): 780
    White Russian (2 oz vodka, 1.5 oz coffee liqueur, 1.5 oz cream): 425
    Mai Tai (6 oz) (1.5 oz rum, 1/2 oz cream de along, 1/2 oz triple sec, sour mix, pineapple juice): 350
    Rum and Coke (8 oz): 185
    Rum and Diet Coke (8 oz): 100
    Mike's Hard Lemonade (11 oz): 98



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secrethoughts
2010-06-20 15:55 (link)
Diet mixers are your friends. Good bye desserts masquerading as drinks and helllooooooo club soda, lotsa ice, and fruit garnishes!

Vodka with a half shot of cointreau and club soda with a few wedges of orange and a ton of ice!

Be bold at the bar, and don't be afraid to ask for what you want. ;)

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perfectionlost
2010-06-21 14:33 (link)
I agree. Tell them exactly what you want. If you have to pick from this list, the bloody mary isn't too bad and it's heavy enough that I don't usually feel compelled to have a second.

Another thought- order a shot of liquor, straight up and bring your own juice (low cal cran, light oj, what have you). I've been carrying SOHO bags as of late, and could fit the kitchen sink in them. I like to bring my own cran berry juice and just add a spash to vodka.

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mumblebee
2010-06-24 16:52 (link)
I was going to say gin & tonic, but that's on the list!

My fave is straight, good scotch (or whiskey, or bourbon) on the rocks. I don't know the caloric damage of such a thing, but I don't really want to know, either - some things are just best left to be enjoyed, and to hell with nutritional science. ;)

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blarneystoned
2010-06-26 07:13 (link)
Yes m'am. It is champagne when I don't give a damn & lots of it please. I have a lot of obligatory events & don't want empty cals, but rest assured when I am truly celebrating I will indulge!! AWESOME ideas ladies. Thanks for your saavy!

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