Here’s the skinny!
Drinking high-calorie cocktails is so last year. The modern mixologist is shaking things up with light and flavorful cocktails. To toast the Skinny Cocktail trend in the Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends we created the Skinny Clementine Martini – a fresh and natural drink that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
One of the secrets to making a great tasting light cocktail is to add fresh juice for flavor and sweetness. The Skinny Clementine Martini is a mix of fresh clementine and lime juices shaken with gin and elderflower liqueur. A splash of club soda and a fresh citrus garnish finish the drink quite nicely.
Once you know the basic formula of a skinny cocktail you can really shake things up! Make the martini with a different flavorful juice like pomegranate or pink grapefruit. You can even use citrus vodka in place of the gin. There are many delicious possibilities.
Looking for more great holiday food ideas? Check out the Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends. It’s our complete list of the top food trends and recipes that will be hot this holiday season.
Jennifer, BC Taste Seeker
Betty Crocker food experts selected red hot trends for the 2011 holiday season. For more, visit www.bettycrocker.com/redhot