LIFESTYLE: A Healthy January Gin And Tonic Cocktail
One of my new years resolutions that I mentioned before was to eat healthily and the same goes for Andrew so we have been thinking of ways that we can still go out and do what we enjoy- namely our Friday nights out together spent at cocktail bars - but just a bit healthier. He decided that from now on he wants to stop drinking Prosecco at every opportunity (if that is even possible) and try to drink G&T's as they are known for being a low calorie drink. According to the internet, they can be around 100 calories per drink or as little as 35 calories each with a diet tonic water.
Another great thing I discovered while researching G&Ts is that it is an easy drink to modify into a tasty cocktail with just a few more ingredients. And on top of that it sounds sophisticated so Andrew can be all grown up while I continue to order my chocolate cocktails. Although this was pretty tasty so I might be joining him every now and again!
I had a look for some ideas and decided on a blackberry, lemon and mint cocktail which I found on this website. I changed it a bit as I went along but it's near enough the same.
They are the perfect fruity, low calorie cocktails. When I got to making it smelt so fresh and energizing I was happy enough drinking it in the day without the gin.
I started with three blackberry's each, four or five mint leaves and the juice of half a lemon. Once I had mushed that all together with the back of a spoon, I added the tonic water and then a little shot of gin and gave it a stir
These were loads of fun to make, quick and easy and the smell on it's own was delicious and filled the
bar kitchen! I will definitely be getting Andrew over one weekend to try them out together!