Vallani Bartender Concocts Figure-Friendly Cocktails
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It’s that time of year when you’re hitting the beach or the pool and you want to look slim. Just your luck, a Center City restaurant now goes one step beyond with light cocktails.
Skinny Cocktails are the creation of Vallani head bartender Ed Kaye. He explains why listing the caloric content makes a difference.
“Most of the cocktails are anywhere from 170 calories and below — some of them start at 90. Most cocktails — margaritas, long islands — are anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories per drink,” says Kaye.
And what is in a 90-calorie drink?
“We have a ‘Ripped and Whipped’ — it is whipped cream vodka, which is 90 calories per ounce and a quarter, and then just Diet Coke.”
Hear Stasia DeMarco’s full interview with bartender Ed Kaye in this CBS Philly podcast…
One thousand calories down to 90 in one drink? With numbers like that, men and women will both start watching their weight with Kaye’s cocktails. His menu is below.
Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka, St. Germaine, Fresh Lime Juice with a Cucumber Wheel Watermelon
ROCK HARD MOJITO
Bacardi Rock Coconut Rum, Fresh Lime, Splenda, Topped with Club Soda (136 calories)
MAKE A SPLASH
Pinot Grigio on the rocks, Topped with Club Soda (114 calories)
Ketel One Oranje, Orange Juice, Tonic, Fresh Orange and Lime (130 calories)
HOT FOR HERRA MARGARITA
Herradura Blanco, Fresh Lime, Blue Agave Nectar (139 calories)
WHAT A TEAS
Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, Lemon Grass-infused Lemonade (166 calories)
FRESH & FRISKY
Tito’s Vodka, Blackberries, Fresh Lime & Basil (156 calories)
Don Julio Fresca and Fresh Lime Juice (97 calories)
WHIPPED & RIPPED
Pinnacle Whipped Vodka & Diet Cola (96 calories)
Tangueray Rangpur, Fresca & Fresh Lime (105 calories)
Reported by Stasia DeMarco, KYW Newsradio