Drinking on a diet isn't easy. Unfortunately, alcohol can pack a caloric punch. Drinks loaded up with shots are also loaded up with calories. Add in mixers and you can drink a whole meal of calories in one or two drinks. Lower in alcohol, beer, wine and cider don't pack quite the calorie punch that the hard stuff and cocktails can. But, I know that sometimes, all you really want is a cocktail. Luckily, there is a book for you - Skinnytinis - is all about the cocktails at half the calories.
The New Year is upon us! It's time to celebrate. But, if you are like us, you need to celebrate without breaking the budget! We have solved this problem by spending most New Year's Eves with our friends and sticking with affordable booze and food that we potluck. We end up with everything we love for the New Year - good friends, good food and good booze. For me, an essential component of the evening is also good bubbly! While I love Champagne, I generally find myself reaching for something that doesn't break the bank. One of those bottles that I reach for is Prosecco, which is a great party pleaser that doesn't break the bank.
2013 is almost upon us! Seriously, what happened to 2012. It seems like it was here and gone in a blink of an eye. As the new year approaches, I get out my crystal ball and peer into 2013 to see what the top trends in drink will be in 2013. Here are my predictions. And, if I am wrong, I blame it on my crystal ball.
For this week's Wine Wednesday, we are heading back to the 1970's and imbibing in it's most popular wine - Riunite Lambrusco. As many of you may know, I love, love, love Lambrusco. It is fizzy and fruity and pairs really well with food. But, I had never had the wine that beget the craze in the United States - Riunite.
When Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing.