Tipsy Arnold Palmer

Thanks to the dozens of different diet crazes out there, we’re all abundantly aware of carbs, protein, and fat, and we all have different opinions on which is the most evil. But we shouldn’t forget that alcohol has calories too—7 per gram. That’s more than carbs or protein and almost as much as fat.

The most obvious solution is abstinence, but what fun would that be? That said…this would all make delicious mocktail if you make them without alcohol!

Tipsy Arnold Palmer. Sweetened bottled versions of lemonade and iced tea can be pretty loaded with sugar. However, if you brew your own iced tea and squeeze your own lemons, then add 2 ounces of vodka, you can make a really tasty cocktail that doesn’t have so many calories.

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lemon and 3 oz. water
  • 2 teabags steeped in 3 oz. boiling water and cooled
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • Sprig of mint (for garnish: optional)
  • Ice

Mix first two ingredients. Add vodka and pour over ice. Stir. Garnish with mint (if desired). Enjoy. Just don’t try to play golf after two of these. :0

(Calories before: 156; Calories now: 71)