Bathing suit season is just around the corner so while I love to celebrate with a good cocktail, the calories can add up. And then I met RSVP Skinnies, the guilt-free portable packets that are an all-natural calorie-free and sugar-free way to make a lightened up cocktail at home or when you're out with friends.
Skinnies come in four flavors - Cosmos, Margaritas, Mai Tais and Gimlets - that you mix with the appropriately paired alcohol. Cosmo + vodka, margarita + tequila and so on. The mixers don't have any calories or any sugar - just a pinch of stevia leaf extract and erythritol from melons. I love that they don't have preservatives, aspartame or artificial colors like so many other cocktail mixers do.
To mix up a cocktail, you combine 1.5oz of alcohol, 4 oz. of club soda or water, and 1 Skinnies packet with ice. Voila! The powder dissolves instantly and doesn't leave a gritty texture. You can spice up your cocktail a bit more with salt on the rim or a squeeze of citrus.
Now let's be honest - this is a light cocktail (low calories, low sugar) and it tastes that way. You will not confuse this with your favorite happy hour margarita. But Skinnies do allow you to get a little taste of your favorite cocktail without all the calories of the original.
I tried out Skinnies with a few girlfriends recently, and while they only rely on stevia, I definitely felt like I could taste it. I don't use stevia regularly though and girlfriends who do, didn't seem to notice any aftertaste with the Skinnies. I do really like that the portable packets make it easy to cut your cocktail calories if you are going out for drinks with friends - which can be a hard time to stick to your low calorie goals. Just order a vodka + club soda and add in your own Skinnies packet to make your drink more interesting without all the sugary, calorie-filled mixers.
Want more low-calorie cocktail options? Check out our "4 Healthy Cocktails for a New Year" post.
Please drink responsibly. Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were provided samples.