Can I Offer You a Cocktail?July 02, 2012
Happy 4th of July week!
Hopefully this finds you on a week long vacation, since the holiday is smack in the middle of the week - how incovenient! Me? Nope... not headed anywhere this week, you'll find me working four days. There are head surgeries to have in the somewhat near future, birthday parties to plan, and trips to North Carolina to be made again this fall, all of that means no 4th of July holiday week for me.
On top of that its hot... really hot, and humid, like can't breathe when you walk out the door humid, and there really isn't a break in sight all week! So... what's a smart, calorie conscious girl to do? Concoct a points-plus friendly version of a delicious, icy cocktail, make it nightly, and repeat!
So, can I offer you a cocktail?
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 single-serve packet of Crystal Light lemonade (or similar)
1 oz vodka - if you want more that is between you and the bottle... just make sure to count the calories/points for it. I'm not here to judge
3-4 crushed ice cubes
Sprite Zero, or similar diet lemon-lime soda
Get out a magic bullet- or blender of your choice. I happen to love love love my Magic Bullet (no one paid a dime for me to say that either). Fill with strawberries, lemonade mix, vodka, crushed ice cubes, and fill with sprite to the top - leave a little room so it doesn't overflow when you blend.
Blend on high for about 10 seconds.
Garnish with a lemon slice and strawberry on the side.
Drink, and repeat!
Stay cool and safe!
And drink Light Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Responsibly.