Skinny Beach Bum – Man I’d like to be one of those!
Well if I can’t be a skinny beach bum, I can drink one! I found this recipe at Your Southern Peach and thought it sounded delicious- but I did put my own twist on it. I’m not a fan of grapefruit juice so I substituted my favorite mixer- good ol’ Fresca. This cocktail is light and so refreshing; perfect for sipping while you’re spending time out on the beach, hanging by the pool, or just sitting outside watching the sun set.
I had never tried the Smirnoff Sorbet Light Vodkas (they have lots of flavors) but found that the pineapple coconut flavor to be very tasty . The great thing about this line of vodkas is that they are “light” so there are fewer calories to worry about (only 78 calories in 1.5 oz) . If you’re like me, when it gets right down to it- I prefer to eat my calories, so I am likely to skip the cocktails since they tend to be so high in calories. This is why I get so excited when I find a drink I can add to the skinny drink repertoire!
Ok so here is MY take on this summer cocktail:
1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut Vodka
6 oz. Fresca
1 oz. Pineapple juice (I just used the juice from the can of sliced pineapple rings I used for garnish)
Garnish with some sweet coconut (use the honey on the rim to stick the coconut to) and a pineapple ring
Combine the vodka, Fresca and juice over ice and that’s it!
Honestly- you don’t have to buy and entire bag of coconut for this tiny bit of garnish. I did enjoy how some of the flakes dropped into the glass and was incorporated into the drink- but it’s not entirely necessary. If you have a dessert you can use it for later- then that’s a great excuse to include it.