Getting up in the morning after a nice late-night party is definitely a challenge. But getting out of the bed on a chilly winter morning is a nightmare. Those foggy outdoors, snow-covered pathways and slippery patios will for sure give you goosebumps. Winter has taken over and so has the arctic weather condition monopolizing over our neighbourhood.
Does this mean that we must just sit by the fire at home and stay cosy to refuse all the party scenes out there? You kidding me!? This nerve-wrenching ‘North Pole-ish’ behaviour of the weather is definitely not gonna harm the party enthusiasts. Party will be on no matter what. But hey! Go easy on those calories, coz alcohol at parties and snuggling later to stay warm can make way for that bulgy extra baggage. Staying fit, staying warm and never sacrificing the party times – definitely sounds tricky.
Galaxy Training Australia – A pioneer in the field of quality training of the RSA [Responsible service of Alcohol] and RSG [Responsible Service of Gambling] comes up with a perfect list of all those healthy, low calories, winter cocktails that can be a saviour of your frozen party diaries. Here’s a list Low-Cal Winter Cocktails with their recipes that are party favourites and which can even be prepared at the comfort of your homes for your private pleasure times.
A lovely Martini glass is coloured with Cointreau – the orange flavoured liqueur that is then complimented with sun-dried orange slices and delicately dried cranberries. This secret love affair of orange and cranberry is a delight to our body which has the calorie count less than 200 to it.
- 7 oz freshly-brewed cranberry tea
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- Orange slices halved
- Dried cranberries
A hint of vodka to quench the thirst of an alcoholic in you – rest, relax, the berry fest is hosted by raspberries and cranberry extract with a kiss of lime which attests itself as a healer. This power drink is a powerful combo of fruit and fun that promises you a fun-filled, fruitful evening.
- 4 oz. cran-raspberry juice
- 2 oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka/Diet Vodka
- 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- Raspberries, to garnish
- Rosemary sprigs, to garnish
- Edible green with a red stem, such as a beet leaf, to garnish
BOLD BERRY BLING
Bold for its colour and the bling it gets from its berries, Bold Berry Bling is a drop-dead gorgeous drink which is even good for your drop-dead gorgeously fit body. The basil and lime are in such good terms with the berries here that they just get ready to woo you with the magic they can do on you.
- 1 1/2 oz Pucker Vodka Raspberry Rave
- 3 fresh blackberries
- 2-3 fresh basil leaves
- 1 oz soda
- 1 oz diet lemon-lime soda
One of the best-proven concoctions of all times – apple cider is yet again the talk of the town. Malibu Spiced Citerdini is a language by itself which has a distinct accent to it. The accent of love, karma and passion is enhanced by cinnamon, lime and rum, to invade your senses.
- 1 1/2 oz. Malibu Island Spiced rum
- 4 1/2 oz. fresh apple cider
- Pinch of cinnamon powder (about 1/4 teaspoon)
- Cinnamon stick, to garnish
A roller coaster of citrus celestials, healthy love is a fine blend of grapefruit, lime and lemon which gels unconditionally with the soda and the spirit. This spirit elevating drink is a better alternative for some heavy shots during those dieting days of yours.
- 1 1/2 oz VeeV Acai Spirit
- 1 oz Activate Pink Grapefruit
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- Splash of cranberry juice
- Splash of soda water
- Garnish: lemon or lime wedge
What can be more guilt-free that having alcohol in your glass which is blended with nature’s favourite low-cal food – Cucumbers? This daddy cool drink makes you get zinged with it as it is low on the booze rate and high on the health quo. Lovely lime and basil come together to give you a refreshing party experience.
- 1 1/2 oz Zing Vodka
- 5 cucumber chunks (approx 1 oz juice)
- 1 basil leaf
- Splash of lime juice
- Garnish: cucumber
GINGER HIBISCUS PUNCH
Got a party tomorrow night at home? Well, you still have lots of time left to brew a nice concoction to surprise your guests with an amazing drink and show your Mixology skills off. Ginger and Hibiscus are the Power Rangers in the field of herbal health and having these two as the show-stopper of your drink can destroy all kinds of unpleasant post-party hangovers of your dear ones. Coupled with a hint of lime, this drink is sure gonna be a hit for many of your Christmas parties.
- 2 oz SKYY Infusions Coconut
- 2 oz hibiscus base or chilled hibiscus tea
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Garnish: lime
- 1-quart water
- 1 cup hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp grated ginger
Samara Robinson was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. She is a mother who loves cooking and binging over a book with a bowl of popcorn. Her love for language and colours has made her write on varied topics like from food to fashion, gardening to parenting and health to partying. She is a trained dancer and a singer with an acquired taste towards dramatics and tribal art forms. She now works for Australia’s leading RSA and RSG training company Galaxy Training Australia as a Creative Content Developer with her extensive experience in the field of Online Marketing.