Low-Calorie Cocktails for Valentine's

Written by Nicolas Sanders

Here are five low-calorie cocktail recipes to make yourself on Valentine's Day with your partner, with an offering of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Each recipe makes cocktails for two!

Love Volcano
6 fl oz passion fruit juice
5 fl oz cherry juice
2 fl oz lime juice
3 fl oz sparkling water
Mix the juices in a shaker with plenty of ice. Strain out the ice and serve in a large rounded glass and add the sparkling water right before serving.

Valentine's Milkshake
2 scoops of strawberry sorbet
1 cup of skim milk
2 tablespoons of raspberry jam
3 fl oz gin (optional)
Mix the ingredients in a blender until creamy. Serve the milkshake in a glass decorated with a lipstick kiss. A Valentine's Day must!

Forbidden Fruit
6 fl oz apple juice
5 fl oz lemon juice
5 fl oz vodka
Mix everything in a shaker with plenty of ice, and serve in a goblet decorated with a half-slice of apple on the rim.

Heart of Desire 1 oz fresh ginger
16 fl oz water
1 large grapefruit
1 lemon
1 vanilla bean, halved
Grate the ginger finely before mixing into the water. Pass this through a cheesecloth, then add the juices of the grapefruit and lemon. Serve in a glass, each with the vanilla bean half, in place of sugar.

Red Lover 2 slices of watermelon
2 scoops of lemon sorbet
3 tablespoons of blueberry preserves
Dip the rims of the two glasses in a saucer of lemon juice, and a saucer of sugar.
Remove the seeds from the watermelon slices, cut into pieces, and add them in a blender with the sorbet and preserves. Blend and pour into the glasses. Using sorbet instead of ice and juice cuts back on calories.
Drink moderately to avoid excess calories!


Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
is the founder of The Parisian Diet, which is about the pleasure of eating and being able to eat all types of food.

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