Lower-Calorie Drink Recipe: Champagne Limoncello Cocktails

Happy New Year! I just looked at the nifty little report WordPress provided as far as my readership in 2012 and I have to say – THANK YOU! It’s awesome to share my adventures with you guys. I hope 2013 is even better.



Mondays are healthy recipe days, and what’s New Year’s Eve without a little champagne? Drinking it straight is a fairly low-calorie option (just make sure you don’t overdo it!), especially as compared with say, a Malibu & Coke.


But, if you’re hosting a party or you’re in the mood for a something a bit fancy, may I suggest Cooking Light’s Champagne Limoncello Cocktail? It’s light, refreshing, a little different, and the presentation is gorgeous. Enjoy!



(Serves 8)



8 (3 x 1/2-inch) lemon rind strips
8 tablespoons Limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 (750-milliliter) bottle brut Champagne, chilled



1. Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Information: 105 Calories, 0 grams Fat, 1.8 grams Carbohydrates, 0 grams Protein


Bonus info: if you want to know what will give you the most bang for your buck (calorically and alcoholically speaking), you must check out Get Drunk Not Fat. It’s kind of amazing.


Happy holidays!

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