Lean Drinks

Lean Drinks

• 2 oz Johnny Walker scotch
• 1 oz lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp Splenda sweetener
• Maraschino cherry

Shake the first three ingredients in a shaker with ice and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Courtesy of Dr. Douglas J. Markham, author of Low-Carb Cocktails

• 1 oz Bacardi light rum
• 1 oz Bacardi dark rum
• 2 oz sugar-free cream of coconut
• 1 oz sugar-free pineapple syrup (instead of pineapple juice)
• Pineapple wedge
Combine the first four ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane or wine glass and serve with a straw.
Garnish with a wedge of pineapple (tiny umbrellas not required).

Courtesy of Dr. Douglas J. Markham, author of Low-Carb Cocktails

• Juice of six limes
• 1 tbsp celery seeds
• 3 tbsp prepared horseradish
• 1 1/2 cups pepper vodka, like Stoli Pertsovka, chilled
• 2 quarts tomato juice
• 2 tbsp hot sauce
• 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• Salt and pepper
• Celery or cucumber slices

Combine the lime juice, celery seeds, and horseradish in a pitcher. Smash the mixture with the end of a wooden spoon. Add vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; season with salt and pepper; then stir. Garnish with celery or cucumber slice and serve over ice.

Courtesy of Food Network chef Tyler Florence

• 1/2 cup Cruzan Light Rum
• 1/2 cup orange juice (although it can be hard to find, the red juice from blood oranges is ideal)
• 1/2 cup peach nectar
• 1/2 cup Perrier
Add the rum, orange juice, peach nectar, and Perrier to a pitcher and stir together until well blended. Divide the mixture equally between two highball glasses, each filled to the rim with ice. Serve immediately.

Recipe designed exclusively for Men’s Fitness by Ted Allen, food and drink expert and co-star of Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

• 12–14 fresh mint leaves
• 1 oz simple syrup*
• Fresh blackberries,blueberries, or raspberries
• Juice of one lime
• 1 oz Cruzan Light Rum
• Club soda

Using the end of a wooden spoon, smash the mint, simple syrup, wild berries, and lime juice together in the bottom of a highball. Fill glass with crushed ice, add rum, and stir until the ice begins to melt. Top with club soda.
*To make simple syrup, bring an equal amount of water and artificial sweetener to a boil, stir, and allow to cool.

Courtesy of Tony Abou-Ganim, author of The Modern Mixologist

• 2 cups red wine
• 2 cups club soda
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
• 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 cup Splenda
• 1/4 cup Diet Tang or favorite Crystal Light fruit drink
• 1 lemon, sliced into circles
• 1 lime, sliced into circles
Mix the ingredients together in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour into glasses over ice.

Recipe courtesy of George Stella, host of Low Carb and Lovin’It on Food Network

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