Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Lighter Cocktail

Alcohol is one of those things we've cut back on since we've decided to count our calories. We haven't given it up completely, but it's now a treat once or twice a week. Matt is typically happy with a beer, but I like a refreshing Gin and Tonic (with Hendrick's Gin, of course). The problem is tonic is quite high in calories. Sure I could use a diet tonic, but have you tasted diet tonic? It's really gross and I don't like the chemicals used in diet sodas. (It's hard enough to find a regular tonic water that doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup.) Then I discovered this at World Market.

This tonic has only 49 calories per 8oz serving (about 45% less than regular tonic)and uses fruit sugars as a sweetener. Their regular tonic contains 9g of sugar while this one only has 4.8g. Best of all it taste great. I would drink this even if I wasn't watching my calories.

Let's face it a cocktail is never going to be diet food, but now I've found an easier way to work one into my day.

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  1. It's good stuff, isn't it? My tonic of choice. They aren't cheap but they are a lovely range of mixers.

  2. No, they aren't cheap, but you can get a case of single serving bottle on amazon for a bit of a discount. Plus if I'm only having one cocktail a week, I don't mind spending a little more.

  3. Andy said the last time he was at Lyndale Liquor Hendrick's was not on sale.... hard to believe. It has been on sale for years. I guess to Costco I go.

  4. Fever Tree is my go to tonic. I love it, though it is pricey, but worth it!


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