Oct 9, 2011

Halloween cocktails with Voli Light Vodka

In addition to my love of Halloween, I'm kind of a lush. Well, not really. But I enjoy a great cocktail... or four. Lately, I've enjoyed some ginger beer/vodka infused dranks, which is why I'm thrilled with Voli.

I was introduced to Voli Light Vodka this March at Giuliana Rancic's launch party for FabFitFun. It's infused with fruit and is typically 25 to 40 percent lower in calories than the leading brand, which means you can drink a few and not feel like you're going to get fat face. So that's a bonus. They can't call it "healthy" because let's be honest here, it's alcohol. It's metabolized into fat. So while it's not something we can drink all the live long day, it's the lesser of the alcoholic evils. And that's something I think we can all agree is something we're trying to figure out every Friday night. "Do I eat lunch? Or do I skip happy hour?" The decision is obvious. But now, you can eat that low-fat salad! (Just kidding. Please eat, even if you do consume your daily caloric intake in alcohol that night.)

Check out these Voli cocktails for the Halloween season. They're twists on some favorites that you and your ghouls are sure to love (sorry, I had to). Also, I threw in my own concoction for you all to try!

Voli Light Vodka is $19.99 and I saw it at BevMo! last weekend, so you're good to go. 


Boo-tini
If you enjoy a sweeter cocktail, this is it. I'm not one for dessert bevs,
but the espresso takes the edge off. 

2 oz Voli Espresso Vanilla
1/2 oz Bailey’s

Shake and strain

GLASS: Martini
GARNISH: cocoa powder rim

APPROX CALORIES: 150

Bloody Voli
Typical Bloody Mary, but with less cals.

2 oz Voli Lyte
2 oz tomato juice (spicy if you dare)
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2-4 dashes hot sauce
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
Squeeze of lemon & lime wedge

GLASS: Highball
GARNISH: Celery stalk, olives, lemon and lime wedges (optional: salt & pepper rim of glass)

APPROX CALORIES: 115

Voli Vamp
1 1/2 oz Voli Lemon (or Lyte)
1/4 oz Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)
2 oz Cranberry juice
Top with club soda

Build over ice and stir

GLASS: Rocks
GARNISH: Raspberry and lemon or lime twist

APPROX CALORIES: 135 (100 calories if made with diet cranberry)

Just Bitten
This is a Moscow Mule, a Voo Doo Daddy; whatever you want to call it. It's hands down my favorite cocktail, besides my baby (the Ciroc Obama). It has a kick because of the ginger and is really refreshing to drink.

2 oz. Voli Lyte
1 lime
4-6 oz. of Ginger Beer (find at your local Liquor Store)

APPROX CALORIES: No idea. Sorry! I'd guess less that 200 though.

Cut the lime, squeeze the juice into a glass and drop half the lime in. Add ice, pour vodka over, and fill the rest with the ginger beer. Enjoy!



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