Raise your glass and say cheers with this delicious kombucha cocktail cosmopolitan. We are going to be serving up a healthy, lightened up cocktail to enjoy on a weekend girls night! There is something about a martini glass that makes you feel like you should grab your best girlfriend and hit the town to paint it pink.
Skinny Kombucha Cocktail: Cosmopolitan
I have been crushing on the cosmopolitan ever since those days of Sex and the City! Remember how is was the signature drink that Carrie and the girls? Ahh, yes, they almost always ordered it on their big nights out. This pink drinks made me feel sophisticated, and the taste was downright refreshing. Almost in a dangerous way!
This kombucha cocktail is such a simple recipe! I like my food easy, and my drinks ever easier! You don’t need anything fancy to whip this up. You’ll see that a shaker isn’t even required!
All you will have to grab is cranberry kombucha, lime, sumo orange, and your vodka brand of choice….
Low Calorie Cocktails
I believe alcohol is a little bit of a touchy subject in the world of healthy eating. People just don’t seem to discuss it as openly as they should. I can say for myself that I used to enjoy a glass or two of wine almost every night after work. It was a ritual I enjoyed while making dinner. Plus I found it relaxed me after a stressful day.
When I discovered weight training I found that the nightly wine ritual had less and less of a place in my life. My evening schedule had changed. I was getting home later after working out, and I needed a protein shake after my gym session. That become my new ritual drink as I was making my dinner.
So can you enjoy a few cocktails while leading what’s considered to be a healthy lifestyle? The answer is YES, but there are a few things to keep in mind. You simply need to be alert and account for it as an extra so you can create balance. Balance is being able to enjoy yourself without totally throwing caution to the wind, and swimming in regret the next day.
Alcohol is 7 calories per 1 gram so those calories will add up fast. It does not count as a major macronutrient (fats, proteins and carbohydrates either). Your body has to process the alcohol before it can move onto anything else. This is the main reason we often feel tired and a bit sluggish after a few glasses of wine or drinks.
You’ll need to be mindful of the extra calories and sugar as you plan your meal choices. It is the time to order the lighter meal and go for the extra greens.
I now drink about two times a month. It’s typically when I am out to dinner or at a party. And I define that as two drinks (wine or a lower calorie cocktail). I don’t order sugary cocktails…which is why I needed my own variation on the cosmopolitan since it is a classic in my book.
Vodka is a pure alcohol so there is no sugar or yeast. It is a little more simple for the body to process because there is nothing hidden whatsoever! So it’s a good option when it comes to drinks. I usually always go for champagne or wine, but I still enjoy an occasional cocktail like this one.
This is a throwback video of the last time I made this cocktail! I have been playing around in the kitchen for years now trying to recreate favorites in a healthier way. It was a lot of fun – Scott and I had a great time coming up with this recipe together. I hope you like it too!
Skinny Kombucha Cocktail Cosmopolitan
Yield 1 Serving
- 1 Ounce Chilled Vodka
- 1/4 Cup Cranberry Kombucha
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Ounce Fresh Squeeze Sumo Orange
- Heavy Pinch Pink Himalayan Salt
- Chill vodka of choice in the freezer.
- Juice lime and sumo orange with a juicer.
- Add vodka, freshly squeezed juices and salt to a martini glass.
- Stir and enjoy!
Macronutrients are simply the way we categorize foods – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Food quality is a very important part of the puzzle when it comes to nutrition. But the macros we digest are a big part of how we look and feel as well. This recipe is almost all carbohydrates from the sugars.
Calories 102 // Carbohydrates 8g // Proteins .3g // Fats .2g
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Remember keep making healthy choices when it comes to the weekend! And if you like this kombucha cocktail you may enjoy this one too! If you ever have something YOU want to see lightened up just let me know! I’ll be sure to make it happen for you.