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by Megan Greene Everyone deserves a nice cocktail every now and then, right? Unfortunately, most of  our favorite alcoholic beverages aren't too kind to our waistline. So, that's why we're sharing a few cocktails that'll make your happy hour a little bit healthier. Check out our list of  the best 8 low-calorie cocktail recipes that are all tasty and less than 200 calories. Bourbon Grape Crush Enjoy this fruity cocktail at movie night with the girls. Just add ice, bourbon, agave and lemon juice. What you'll need: 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes 6 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish 3/4 cup crushed ice 1 oz. bourbon 2 teaspoons raw agave 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (170 Calories) Sweet'N Low... CONTINUE READING 6

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Even though Mad Men will be comfortably settled into the 1960s when Season 6 premieres on April 7, we have a feeling Don Draper will still be swigging straight Canadian Club from a schooner glass. But the world continues to change around him, and these cocktails exemplify the swinging ‘60s’ most popular drinks. -Molly Friedman Bee's Knees from Hard Rock International The honey... CONTINUE READING 4

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I know what you’re thinking. It might sound disgusting, but those of us who don’t mind the taste of beer question why it’s just wine and liquor in our food. If you like experimenting in the kitchen, especially through baking, beer can surprisingly be a perfect sidekick in making delicious and flavorful treats! Convinced but... CONTINUE READING 12

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Maybe you miss those egg hunts now that you’re no longer a kid, but grownups do get the best bonus of all: You get to make springy cocktails! These replace the freshly ground spices of wintertime with freshly squeezed juices and sliced veggies, and look beautiful served in a bell jar. Serve them with an Easter brunch or sip on... CONTINUE READING 14

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Instead of ending dinner with dessert and a cocktail, why not simply combine the decadent vices into one magical recipe? We picked five delectable drinks to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Cruzan Cheesecake from Cruzan Rum Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Vanilla Rum 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Raspberry Rum 3 parts Cranberry Juice Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice. Chocolate Marshmallow from Smirnoff Ingredients: 1.5 oz.  SMIRNOFF FLUFFED MARSHMALLOW 1 oz. chocolate liqueur 1... CONTINUE READING 14

5 St. Patrick's Day Drinks for Beer Haters

Ah, St. Paddy’s day, a time to celebrate the Irish and fill your guts with booze. Hmm, what’s that? You don’t like beer? (Gasp!) Check out these five sans-beer cocktail recipes to serve up at your Paddy's Day party or order at your local boozing grounds. Cheers to all those chicks opposed to green beer! -Kenia Mazariegos The name may at first conjure up... CONTINUE READING 7

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Our favorite low-calorie cocktails make us feel even lighter than the bubbly and alcohol naturally does on its own. With fruity ingredients like fresh raspberries and flavorful additions like mint leaves, these skinny cocktails are hard to resist -- and why should you? Smirnoff Citrus Sunset From Smirnoff Ingredients: 1 oz. Smirnoff Citrus 0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Parrot Bay® Coconut 2 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. pineapple... CONTINUE READING 6

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This may shock you, so we hope you’re sitting down. Sometimes, you don’t need alcohol to have fun. Mind officially blown? Joking aside, it’s so easy to enjoy a nice, refreshingly cold cocktail on a hot day without getting wasted. Maybe you’re with his parents, or your grandmother, or you don’t want to be the drunk intern at your first... CONTINUE READING 7

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Can’t bear the thought of gnawing your way through another kale salad? Yeah, neither can we. We kind of wish we could give up on veggies and just eat chocolate all day (or fried chicken), but that whole “healthy living” thing is more than a little important. Most of our favorite veggie-fused recipes are pretty easy to make. We prep our... CONTINUE READING 24

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February is National Grapefruit Month, and that means it’s time to give the oversized citrus its time in the spotlight. Don’t be afraid of its tart reputation! A single glass of juice from this bright fruit can give you more than 100% of your daily vitamin C allowance. It also has only 100 calories in every 8-ounce glass, fewer than... CONTINUE READING 9

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This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetie a custom-tailored buzz or toast to the good life with your single compadres with libations curated by the arrow-slinging God himself. Best of all, Cupid sorted them all by your desired degree of intoxication. Cheers! - Sunny Montefiore Three Sheets to the Vino-Infused Wind If Cupid’s infamous arrow hit three vintage bottles, these would be them: 1) Estancia’s... CONTINUE READING 9