Friday, March 16, 2012

The Skinny on Skinny Cocktails

Wow. I never realized that a couple years after Bethenny Frankel developed a line of Skinnygirl cocktails, many bars and restaurants would be offering their version of "skinny" drinks. Kudos to my girl, Bethenny, by the way, for coming up with this idea and seeing it through to its successful fruition. 

The Cheesecake Factory, Houlihans, and Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine bar, all offer lines of "skinny" cocktails. Fleming's new "Skinnier Cocktails" are all 100 calories or less. Olive Garden smartly developed a couple of skinny non-alcoholic drinks too. The White Peach Cobbler version (white peach and mint, mixed with a splash of iced tea and lemonade) sounds good to me! 

Flemings' Skinnier Cocktails
I am also impressed that hotels are latching on to the trend. Recognizing that its guests want to look their best for swimsuit season, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has recently come out with several skinny cocktails. For example, at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico's Riviera Maya, guests can indulge in a "May-Chay Skinny-tini" prepared with chaya, a native plant that is known for lowering blood sugar levels and being packed with vitamins.

Where will you enjoy your next "skinny" drink?

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