I created a kind of healthy cocktail as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars! #SweetNLowStars
New year, new cocktail, am I right? While everyone is running around getting gym memberships and making vision boards, my husband and I are sitting in the house trying figure out how to make more cocktails with less calories! Ha! I’m joking. Well, not about the cocktail. We’re pretty pleased with our latest Sweet’N Low inspired drink, Cranberry Lime Vodka Shots. Perfect for the award show season, these little shots are super tasty, uber adorable, and will go really well with popcorn as you’re watching your favorite stars pick up statues. Also, there’s fresh cranberry juice in them so they’re practically healthy. Look at me helping you with your new year resolutions!
Remember how I shared Terrence’s Lemon Drop recipe a few months ago? This drink is derived from that. If you’re having a party, it’ll be easy to offer both of these drinks as options without having to go crazy. Using zero-calorie Sweet’N Low to sweeten them means that you can load your friends up on more delicious appetizers! I had 2 of these shots with dinner tonight, and even though I did go in for another dinner roll, I still felt good about myself because…no calories in my cocktail*! Whoo!
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Cranberry Lime Vodka Shots
-3 oz. vodka
-1 oz. triple sec
-3/4 oz. lime juice
2 oz. fresh cranberry juice
-1 packet or 1 tsp. of Sweet’N Low (plus more for the rim)
Fill up a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice cubes. Add vodka, triple sec, lime juice, fresh cranberry juice, and Sweet’N Low. Shake the drink for about 30 seconds and pour into individual shot glasses. Shoot them down!
FOR THE CRANBERRY JUICE:
I’m sure there’s a more sophisticated way to do this, but if you’re like me, this is the easy way to get the fresh cranberry juice. Put 1 cup of whole cranberries into a glass measuring cup. Use a muddling stick to extract the juice out of the cranberries. Strain the juice and use in your drink.
*There are no calories in Sweet’N Low. There are calories in vodka in triple sec.