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It was almost 20 years ago that Sex and the City popularized the Cosmo. (Go ahead and take a minute to accept that 1998 was two decades ago!) And while the trend has waned, that doesn’t make the drink any less delicious. Amazing flavor never goes out of style!
But since the traditional recipe contains a fair amount of sugar and calories, I’ve got a swap that clocks in at just 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar. Invite your pals over, and raise a glass.
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Kickin’ Cranberry Cosmo
5 oz. diet cranberry juice drink
1½ oz. vodka
1 tsp. lime juice
Optional garnish: lime slice
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine juice drink, vodka, and lime juice.
2. Shake well. Strain into a large martini glass.
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Nutritional Information: (about 7 oz.) 100 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 32mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 0g protein
‘Til next time… Chew (and sip!) the right thing!