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Cocktail recipes for enjoying the evening cocktails while maintaining your diet goals

Have a plan before beginning the evenings cocktail hour. Decide in advance the number of cocktails you are going to drink and cut back on that number of calories during the day in anticipation.

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COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS INSTRUCTIONS
Mai Tai
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz creme de almond
1/2 oz triple sec
sweet and sour mix
pineapple juice
1/2 oz Myer's dark rum
    
Pour light rum, creme de almond and triple sec, in order, into a collins glass. Almost fill with equal parts of sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice. Add dark rum, a large straw, and serve unstirred.
    
Malibu Bay Breeze
1 1/2 oz Malibu coconut rum
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz pineapple juice
Blend ingredients and serve over ice.
    
Manhattan Cocktail
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
1 twist orange peel
    
Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 - 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in.
    
Margarita Cocktail
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 ozpremium triple sec (preferably Cointreau)
1 oz lime juice
    
Rum the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and dip in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the glass, and serve
    
Margarita Cocktail
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 ozpremium triple sec (preferably Cointreau)
1 oz lime juice
    
Rum the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and dip in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the glass, and serve.
    
Martini Cocktail
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth
    
Stir with ice cubes, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon.
    
Mexican Martini
2 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 oz lime juice
2 oz orange juice
1 splash Sprite soda
2 olives
    
Pour all ingredients into a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a large cocktail/martini glass (8+ ounces) with a salt rim. Add two olives on a spear, and serve.
    
Miami Vice
5 oz Bacardi 151 rum
1 packagefrozen pina colada mix
1 packagefrozen daiquiri mix
1. Mix pina colada with 2.5 oz. of rum w/ ice. Set aside.
2. Mix daiquiri with 2.5 oz. of rum w/ ice.
3. While frozen, add pina colada mix to a cocktail glass. Add the daiquiri mix on top, keeping it seperated from the pina colada mix. Serve.
    
Midori Sour
1 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz whisky sour mix
2 oz Sprite soda
2 cherries
    
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the midori, sour mix and sprite, give a quick stir, and add cherries.
    
Mint Julep
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water
    
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
    
Mojito
1.25 oz Captain Morgan Original spiced rum
12 mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
0.5 oz lime juice
2 oz soda
    
Place mint leaves in bottom of glass. Add crushed ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, sugar, and lime juice, and muddle. Add soda water and garnish with mint leaves.
    
Mojito Diablo
1 1/2 oz white tequila
1/2 oz creme de cassis
2 lime wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
3 - 6 oz 7-Up soda
1 tbsp brown sugar
Muddle sugar, mint and squeezed lime wedges in mixing tin until mixture smells like spearmint gum. Fill with ice, add tequila and cassis, shake until the tin is icey to the touch. Pour into a collins glass, top with 7-up and garnish with a sugarcane stick and fresh mint.