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National Negroni Week: Cocktail Making with Susie Drinks!

In honor of National Negroni Week, I asked Susie O from her popular blog Susie Drinks to join me at the bar for some Campari inspired cocktails. She made this incredible watermelon infused gin for a refreshing summer take on the classic Negroni. It’s slightly bitter, a little sweet and super refreshing on hot summer days. I met Susie several years ago when I was the Entertainment Reporter for the CW affiliate in Dallas, we made cocktails […]
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Skinny Cucumber Ginger Mojito

Summer is finally in full swing, and nothing sounds better on a Friday afternoon than cutting out of work a little early and mixing up a mojito.  This is my take on the classic cocktail, using light ginger beer and muddled cucumbers, and leaving out the sugar or high calorie sodas.  My ‘skinny’ version is just 180 calories!  You can make a big batch in a pitcher, then pour into individual glasses for guests. Or you can chill on […]
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Skinny Sake Martini

Planning a romantic night in for this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got a sexy, sweet and skinny cocktail you’re going to love.  This is one of my favorite drinks to order at Tei Tei, a dynamite sushi restaurant here in Dallas. They don’t take reservations, so we usually shimmy up to the bar, people watch and sip on one (or two) of these while we wait for a seat to open up.  With fresh grapefruit juice, it’s refreshing […]
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Skinny Pina Colada

I’m dreaming of warm, sandy beaches and frothy, decadent cocktails.  I love to order a pina colada when I’m on vacation, but once I learned they were 650 calories it felt more like a guilty pleasure.  And I don’t want to feel guilty about anything when I’m on vacation, or when I’m enjoying a drink for that matter! Here is my lightened up version, it’s only 150 calories but has just as much booze as the […]
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