July 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM

The Skinny on “Skinny”

"A few weeks back I did a post on “skinny drinks”, and since then have recieved a rash of emails asking questions about drink nutrition"

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A few weeks back I did a post on “skinny drinks”, and since then have recieved a rash of emails asking questions about drink nutrition.  Sadly most of these were not posted as comments and I haven’t been motivated to reprint them as such, but I want to elaborate on a couple things that have come up.

First I find this subject kinda fun and a bit ironic, in that anyone who knows me or has seen me personally should know I am NOT the one to be the spokesperson for anything ‘skinny.’

Second, there are some pre-mixes on the market that do have lower calories than traditional mixes.  I have not tried them, and have no idea of the flavor or quality.  If you like them use them, just make sure you read the fine print.

Third is the new catch phrase being tossed around by guests asking for drinks to be made ‘skinny’. In other words they are asking the bartender to cut back on the sugar or liqueurs, in turn cutting down on the calories. This is a bad idea.  Why? Because this throws off the balance of the drink. My suggestion is to re-think that days diet, and make room for the calories being taken in for what you plan to drink. That way you are not sacrificing the great flavor of your drink just to cut a few (literally) extra calories going down.

Hope that clears up some things, and thanks for all the great comments!!

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