The Skinniest, Sexiest Cocktails
Once you have thoroughly stirred the gin (or vodka), pour it into the martini glass. You can garnish with an olive on a cocktail pick or a twist of lime. Because you are drinking almost straight alcohol, you will consume about 200 calories and no added sugars or fats from mixers.
To Make a Twist:
- Cut a wedge of lime or lemon
- Scrape the fruit away from the rind
- Twist the rind over the cocktail
A twist is an important addition to a cocktail, especially one as simple as a martini. The twisting action releases the oils and fragrance stored in the rind of the fruit. If you look closely while you twist over your cocktail you will see a fine spray of mist come off of it. When finished, drop the rind into the drink or hang it over the edge of the glass.
You can make some changes to the traditional martini recipe and still keep your fat and sugar counts low. For example, you can try using a flavored vodka, like vanilla or raspberry.