Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sip Your Way Skinny: Day 3- Cascade Ice Cocktail Mixes

Have you all been enjoying this series so far?
We certainly have enjoyed it from our end.
It's always fun learning new things to try that are good for you too!

Today's post came about because I was watching Good Day Colorado some time around Christmas and they did a special on Cascade Ice's new Cocktail Mixes. Have you seen these? Supposedly, 0 calories. And considering that the average cocktail is hundreds (sorry to be the bearer of bad news) I was QUITE intrigued by these little guys.

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So, like any girl easily pursuaded by good marketing, I went off to the store (I found it at Albertson's) to do a little taste test of my own. I bought two to try: the Appletini, and the Cosmopolitan.
(but there are others like Pina Colada, which was out, sadly, and Margarita, and there might be a couple more.)

Here's what we thought...

First, the Cosmo:

Looks:  Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, worthy.
Taste: Has a bit of that diet bite.
 But easily fixed by squeezing in some fresh orange or lemon juice.

Cosmopolitan Overall: It's totally worth ditching the calories on days where you have already had one too many Oreos.

Looks: Show-stopper.
Taste: Sour, check. Sweet, check. Delicious, Check!
 TheAdams said it might be a bit diet-y still,
but us Diet Coke lovers didn't notice it at all this time.

Appletini Overall: This could be a real game changer. We would totally prefer this over the real deal any day of the week.
 (the boys might not, and we should be representing a wider audience, we suppose.)

All in all, we liked what we tasted, friends.
 Kudos Cascade Ice, can't wait until our next girls night!

(Let us know if you guys try any other flavors, especially the pina colada...those are my favorites--but are definitely NOT low cal in real life.)



  1. Yum! I like mixing my vodka with Ocean Spray Diet Pomegranate Cranberry juice - it's only 5 calories a serving and tastes better than regular cranberry.

    Btw, I'm hopping by from Friday Fun Finds and hope you'll join my Winter Blog Hop, too.

  2. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!