It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere! Adult Beverages that work for The Metabolism Miracle

martini

Adult beverages (AKA cocktails) for those living The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle.  Check to see if your choice is neutral or a 5 gram Counter Carb. 

*Please check with your MD to confirm if you can have one or two cocktails (maximum) in a day

BLOODY MARY

Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1.5 ounces (1 shot) vodka
4 ounces tomato cocktail juice (like V8 or tomato juice)
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
A dash of Tabasco sauce
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Put the vodka and tomato juice in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Shake well and strain into the glass (which can be with or without ice). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish: Celery stick, which serves as a stirrer as well.

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BRONX

5 gram Counter Carb and considered one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1  ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
3 ounces reduced sugar orange juice

Glass: Martini, chilled.

Preparation: Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Orange twist

 

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CUBA LIBRE LIGHT

Neutral for one serving of “Cuba Libre Light” and considered one alcoholic beverage.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
1 1/2 ounces (one shot glass) rum
1 ounce lime juice
6 ounces Diet Cola (preferably sweetened with sucralose or stevia

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Pour the rum and juice into a glass filled half way with crushed ice. Top up with cola

Garnish: Thin lime or lemon wheel and often served with a stirrer.

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DRY MARTINI

Neutral for one drink.  This counts as 2 servings (max per day) of alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ½ ounces dry vermouth

Glass: Martini, chilled

Preparation: Shake or Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Green olive(s) on a cocktail stick

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Gin and Tonic

Neutral and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) gin
6 ounces DIET or SUGAR FREE tonic water

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Fill the glass with ice. Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Lemon peel

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MIMOSA

Counts as a 5 gram counter carb and ½ alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
3 ounces champagne
3 ounces DIET orange juice (like Trop-50)

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the ingredients in the glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Orange twist.

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SCREWDRIVER

5 gram Counter carb and 1 serving of alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka
3 ounces orange juice (Diet orange juice like Trop-50)

Glass:Highball, chilled

Preparation:Pour the vodka and orange juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Slice of orange, optional.

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CAUTIOUS COSMO

5 GRAM COUNTER CARB AND 1 SERVING OF ALCOHOL

 

Ingredients:

Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like DIET Ocean Spray)

¼ cup reduced sugar OJ (like Trop 50)

Splash of lime juice

 

Glass:  martini, chilled

Preparation: Pour ingredients into shaker.  Gently shake, strain, serve

 

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FLAVORED VODKA OVER ICE

 Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM

Most flavored vodkas don’t contain added sugars, they are infused with the flavor.  This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and contains 1 serving of alcohol

 Ingredients:

 Ice

1 ½ ounces flavored vodka( like Stoli, Smirnoff, or Absolut)

6 ounces Diet soda (sweetened with stevia or Splenda is preferred) like diet gingerale, diet Sprite, Sugar free 7-up)

Glass:  High ball

Preparation: Mix flavored vodka with diet soda and pour over ice.

 

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Low Carb Arnold Palmer

 This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 alcoholic beverage

Ingredients

Ice

1.5 ounces of vodka

3 ounces sugar free iced tea

3 ounces sugar free lemonade

Glass: Highball

Preparation.  In a shaker, add vodka, diet iced tea and diet lemonade.  Pour over ice.

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Captain and Coke

This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Glass:  Highball

Preparation.  In a glass, add diet cola and 1 ½ ounces rum and stir, add ice

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Seven and Seven

This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and is considered one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:

Ice

1.5 ounces whiskey

5 ounces diet 7-Up

Glass: Highball

Preparation:  In a glass, stir together whiskey and diet 7-up and add ice.

 

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WINE SPRITZER

Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving of alcohol.

Ingredients:

5 ounces wine
Soda water

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the wine into the glass and top up with soda water.

Garnish: Lemon zest or twist.

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Cranberry Vodka:

Counts as Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and one serving of alcohol

Ingredients

Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like Ocean Spray DIET cranberry juice)

Glass: Highball, chilled

Preparation: Pour the vodka and DIET cranberry juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: frozen fresh cranberries, optional.

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Always check with your physician regarding approval for drinking alcohol, as your medical condition and medications may prohibit alcohol consumption.  For those who can and would like to have an adult beverage, keep it to one to two (maximum) drinks.

1 1/2 ounces spirits like gin, whiskey, vodka, rum or 5 ounces wine or a 12 ounce LITE beer is considered one swerving of an alcoholic beverage,

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About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: www.Miracle-Ville.com. Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, www.themetabolismmiracle.com www.thediabetesmiracle.com www.miracle-ville.com Email: dietquestions@ymail.com
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