50+ daring and delicious skinny cocktails

Before we know it New Year’s Eve will be here and I thought I’d preempt the event with a compilation of some daring and delicious cocktail recipes, which are also easy on the waistline. Whether you are celebrating New Year’s Eve with a few close friends or a party of 100+ these recipes are a nice way to add some delicious bling to the table and what’s on the menu. Enjoy!

How to create cocktails on a budget

The best way to make cocktails on a budget is to select one cocktail base such as Vodka or Gin. Then select numerous ingredients to make a variety of cocktails from the same base ingredients.

Here’s a little trivia about alcohol that you could discuss with your party guests

  1. The human race has been drinking for approximately 12,000 years
  2. Pioneering travellers like Columbus drank sherry as their drink of choice
  3. Winston Churchill’s mother invented the Manhatten Cocktail
  4. Many early farmers started farming to produce alcohol not food!
  5. A bottle of Champagne contains approximately 49 million bubbles
  6. All 13 minerals essential for human life can be found in alcohol!
  7. The only part of the body warmed by alcohol is the skin
  8. The word ‘toast’ comes from ancient Rome and means wishing good health. The Romans would drop toasted bread in wine.
  9. Southern France vineyard soil is so precious workers scrape the soil off their shoes before leaving.
  10. Alcohol lowers body temperature rather than raising it – which is the opposite to popular belief.
  11. The US anthem ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was actually written to the tune of a drinking song.
  12. Most veggies and fruit contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
  13. Drinking a glass of milk can result in a 0.02 alcohol reading
  14. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the world’s heaviest drinkers.
  15. The world’s oldest recipe is for beer.
  16. Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to students who wish to drink.
  17. A mixed drink absorbs into the body quicker than a shot.
  18. Distilled spirits (Rum, tequila, brandy and gin etc) contain no carbs, cholesterol or fats.
  19. Abraham Lincoln owned taverns and held a liquor licence.
  20. A ‘beer belly’ is actually caused by eating to much food, not drinking too much beer.
  21. Moderate alcohol consumption does not destroy brain cells. Actually, this is associated with improved mental functioning!
  22. There is no worm in Tequila. It’s in mescal – and is a butterfly caterpillar!

Here’s that compilation of daring and delicious skinny cocktails!

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