I enjoy a good cocktail especially in the summer when it’s hot out. Remember I live on the beach. A cold drink is almost a necessity around here. I even have a cup holder on my bicycle… for coffee, of course. 😉 Did you know that in Coronado, you can get a DUI for drinking and riding your bicycle? Nope, not joking.
I call this drink a Sunrise Surprise for a couple of reasons:
One – This is a faux Tequila Sunrise.
Two – The orange soda reminds me of sunrises.
Three – It’s a skinny cocktail, and I added lemon. SURPRISE!
Let’s talk more about skinny cocktails for a minute. I’m a paddle boarder, but I don’t do enough paddling to keep me in a bathing suit all summer long. I don’t know about you, but I can use all the help I can get. That’s why I have tons of skinny cocktail recipes. My best tip to making a skinny cocktail: use a skinny simple syrup.
Skinny Simple Syrup:
1/4 cup Warm water
1 package Stevia
Direction: Mix together. Cool before you use.
The problem with this simple syrup is that it’s a lot sweeter than your regular simple syrup. Go easy with it.
2 oz Tequila Silver (128 calories)
2 oz Zero Calorie Orange Soda (0 calories)
2 oz Skinny Simple Syrup (0 calories)
juice of half lemon (8 ½ calories)
3 mint leaves (0 calories)
ice (0 calories)
Directions: Add skinny simple syrup and mint leaves into a cocktail container. Muddle to release the mint flavor. Add remaining ingredients. Shake. Shake. Shake. Serve and enjoy!
Total calories: 136
Calories in a regular Tequila Sunrise: 223
Now that’s a BIG difference! You could almost drink two of the Sunrise Surprise. Do you see why I love skinny cocktails?
Watch Me Make a Sunrise Surprise on Good Day Google+
If you’re not a fan of Stevia, and you prefer a regular simple syrup. You will add some calories, but here’s one I recommend: