We spent our weekend at Holiday World. It’s just a couple of hours away from us but we’d never made the trip! My niece had a blast – she’s quite the daredevil! However, I only rode three rides. I’m too scared of heights/have terrible motion sickness. Being an adult is fun, huh? We still had a great time! The adults tried out Schnitzelbank Restaurant on Saturday night: the German beer (and food!) was worth all of the waiting in lines earlier in the day!
Before I get the “recipe”: have any of you watched Oxygen’s The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers? You likely know that I’m interested in true crime, but there’s part of me that feels guilty finding entertainment in the worst nightmare of a family. I’ve been watching this particular series because it happened in a small town near us – a town with 5 recent unsolved murders. The story is wild, but I’m ultimately drawn in because all of the victims and families involved deserve justice. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve watched, and, if you haven’t, I highly suggest you do.
Now to the cocktail.
I’m not much of a mixed cocktail gal. I much prefer beer, red wine, and bourbon on the rocks (or neat), but, I’ve had to make some changes due to WeightWatchers. As Ron Swanson said: “Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.” I’m not rich, but, I love a good weekend cocktail – just don’t love the calories. This drink is simple, only 3 WeightWatchers points, and not laden with sugar.
1 1/2 ounces of vodka of your choice (I’ve been using Absolut Lime)
Key Lime sparkling water (I’ve been using Kroger brand – but LaCroix makes it, too)
A splash of lime, if desired
Select cup of your choice and add ice. Using a shot glass, measure the vodka and pour into cup. Add sparkling water to taste, and a splash of lime, if desired. Mix and enjoy!
I told you it was easy! This has been my go-to weekend drink since we returned from vacation.
After some research (because I’m probably the ONLY person who did not realize this), I learned that standard shot glasses hold 1.25-1.5 ounces of liquor, and that’s how I measure my consumption. If you stick to the vodka measurements, the cocktail is only 3 WeightWatchers points (96 calories).
I will mix it up this fall/winter and find a new flavor of sparkling water – I’m certain this would taste great with cranberry as well.
What’s your favorite simple cocktail?
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