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The Tenth Cocktail of Christmas: Ten Gingerbread Men a Leaping!


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten gingerbread men a leaping, nine cran-merry margaritas, eight bloody merry maids a milking, seven sparkling swans a swimming, six geese a laying snowflakes, FIVE BOX OF WINE, four calling birds (who live in a spice tree), three French martinis, two turtlenecks and Campari with a pear purée.

Forget the milk and cookies and enjoy this low calorie cocktail instead. With all the flavors you’ve come to associate with the holidays the gingerbread man clocks in at just 78 calories a glass—way less than a full sized gingerbread cookie (Panera’s has 340 calories just to give you an idea).  Since an actual gingerbread man may get soggy swimming in your glass, try adding a cinnamon stick for a less literal garnish. And, if you still want the spicy scent of gingerbread baking, let the kids enjoy the traditional gingerbread men while you sip this sophisticated, slightly spicy cocktail—guilt-free!

2oz TY KU sake  
1oz diet ginger ale
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Pour TY KU sake in a glass, top with ginger ale and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutrition Info
78 calories, 0g fat

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.


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