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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?
Uploaded: Dec 9, 2018
I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail choice as a skinny mini or fat cat. Makes sense to think about during the holidays.
Many moons ago we Food Partied! about drinking rituals and the importance of the toast. Here’s Lookin’ At You, Gorgeous
reminds us whatever nectar we quaff, there is power in looking into the eyes of our friends as we clink. Don’t look at the glass, look at the person, and feel warmth and connection. Try it – you’ll like it.
But calories? Honestly, I haven’t even thought about the calories hiding in my glass, and I guess I should. Ten percent of daily calories
can come from alcohol, so it’s worth a look-see.
The drink I ordered was the humble, but always effervescent…
Vodka Soda… coming in at 97 calories.
It shares that low count with a rum and diet coke, and is actually just a touch more than your average 4 oz glass of champagne (90 calories – but who drinks only one?).
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Even lower is a shot of Tequila (64 calories).
Here’s a few more:
Cosmopolitan (1/2 cup) 100 calories (but 23.9 grams carbs /22 g sugar)
Coors Lite: (12 oz) 102 calories, 5 grams carbs
White wine: (5 oz) 123 calories, 0 grams carbs
Red wine: (5 oz) 125 calories, 5 grams carbs
Gin and tonic (5 oz) 130 calories, 14 grams carbs (tonic has as much sugar as a soda!)
Sierra Nevada IPA (12 oz) 175 calories, 14.1 grams carbs
Bloody Mary (10 oz ) varies, but average 180 calories
Angry Orchard hard cider (12 oz) 190 calories, 30 grams carbs
Margarita (8 oz): 400 - 680 calories
Long Island Ice Tea (7 oz) up to 780 calories
Don’t forget to drink a glass of water between each cocktail, and happy celebrations to you all!
What is it worth to you?
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