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Low Cal Cocktails inspired by the 2011 Emmy Award Winners

 

If there’s something I love more than a low cal cocktail and checking out red carpet fashion it’s a themed low calorie cocktail while watching red carpet fashion! Inspired by two of last night’s winners these cocktails are sure to be a hit at my next Mad Men viewing party (perhaps I’ll wear my new Banana Republic blouse, skirt and cardigan from the Mad Men Collection!).

Mad Men: Old Fashioned

Celebrate Mad Men's Best Drama Series win with Don Draper's cocktail staple, an old fashioned. (approximately 178 calories, 2.2g sugar)

Ingredients:
2 Parts Chivas Regal(tm) 
1 Dash Angostura Bitters 
1 Cherry 
1 Slice Orange 

Directions:

Express oils of one large piece orange peel into old-fashioned glass. Combine ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry for Mad Men flair!

Friday Night Lights: Taylor and Tonic

As days get colder and my will to go out gets weaker a few girl friends, a batch of Taylor and Tonics, inspired by Kyle Chandler's Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and a DVD marathon of Friday Night Lights sounds like a good idea to me! (approximately 250 calories)

Ingredients:
2 Parts Beefeater(tm) 24 Gin 
3 Parts Fever Tree Tonic Water 
Lemon to garnish

Directions:

Build over ice in a Collins glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you. Follow me on Twitter @Shape_Magzine with hashtag #FitFoodie—I will respond!

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