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Enjoying the evening whiskey,  bourbon or scotch cocktail 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.

Mix cocktails with water, club soda, diet soda, low calorie juices, artificial sweeteners or sugar-free syrups for easy calorie savings. Fruit and vegetable juices can be good choices because they are lower in calories than some other mixers. Try one of the new flavored liquors on the rocks. They are not sweetened but infused with flavors, without adding any extra calories. you may also try diluting your drink with club soda or sparkling water. If you usually drink vodka and cranberry, for example, try it with club soda, just a splash of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a wedge of citrus or pineapple to add flavor and few calories.
List of calories in cocktails.

COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS INSTRUCTIONS
.50 Caliber
2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
2 oz Jim Beam bourbon whiskey
2 oz dry gin
2 oz Absolut vodka
1 oz Squirt citrus soda
    
Pour the Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, dry gin and Absolut vodka into a highball glass half-filled with ice cubes. Add Squirt, and serve.
    
Bourbon Slush
7 cups water
3 cups bourbon whiskey
12 ozfrozen lemonade
6 ozfrozen orange juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cupsstrong tea
    
Mix all ingredients a day ahead and place in freezer. When ready to serve, take out of freezer and put desired amount in blender for a second or put in a bowl and mix till it is semi-liquified. Serve in old-fashioned glasses.
     
Carbomb
1/2 shot Irish whiskey
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish cream
1 pint Guinness stout
    
Combine (proportions of 50/50) Bailey's Irish Cream and Irish Whiskey into one shot glass. Drop the shot into a mug of guinness and chugg until empty.
    
Crown & Coke
1 1/2 oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
Coca-Cola
    
Pour the Crown Royal into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Fill the rest with coke, and serve.
    
Dixie Car Bomb
1/2 oz Old Crow bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
15 oz Pabst lager
    
Done just like an Irish Car Bomb, pour the whiskey on top of the schnapps in a shot glass, and drop it into a pint of Pabst beer
    
Duck Fart
1/2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1/2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
Layer ingredients in order as listed.
    
Duck Fart #2
1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
1/2 oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
Layer ingredients in order as listed
    

Four Horsemen
3/4 oz Jose Cuervo Especial gold tequila
3/4 oz Jagermeister herbal liqueur
3/4 oz Rumple Minze peppermint liqueur
3/4 oz Bacardi 151 rum
    
ur contents in shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into glass. This is a big shooter so you have to use a small rocks glass.
    
Godfather
1 1/2 oz Scotch whisky
3/4 oz amaretto almond liqueur
Pour ingredients into an old-fashioned glass over ice and serve.
*Bourbon may be substituted for scotch, if preferred.
    
Irish Car Bomb
3/4 pint Guinness stout
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey
    
Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.
    
Irish Coffee
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
6 ozhot coffee
heavy cream
    
Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix.
    
Jack and Coke
2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
10 oz Coca-Cola
    
Pour jack daniels into large glass filled with ice. Pour coca-cola into the glass. Stir lightly.
    
Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade
1 part Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
1 part sweet and sour mix
1 part triple sec
4 parts Sprite soda
    
Add ice and stir. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries.
    
Long Island Cocktail
1 part tequila
1 part gin
1 part whiskey
1 part white rum
1 part vodka
1 oz sugar syrup
Coca-Cola
orange juice
    
Combine and mix all ingredients in a collins glass, and serve.
    
Long Island Cocktail
1 part tequila
1 part gin
1 part whiskey
1 part white rum
1 part vodka
1 oz sugar syrup
Coca-Cola
orange juice
    
Combine and mix all ingredients in a collins glass, and serve.
    

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.
    
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.
    
Old Fashioned
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge
    
Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.
    
Perfect Manhattan
2 oz blended whiskey
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 dash bitters
    
Swirl with ice to chill, pour into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
    
Pink Panties
1 packagefrozen pink lemonade concentrate
1 cup Canadian Mist whisky
1 cup water
1/2 container whipped cream
    
Combine all ingredients in a blender with half a cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Serve in a tall glass.
    
Royal Flush
1 1/2 oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
1 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
1 oz cranberry juice
    
Pour ingredients into a tumbler over ice, strain into a glass, and serve.
    
Rusty Nail
1 1/2 oz Scotch whisky
1/2 oz Drambuie Scotch whisky
1 twist lemon peel
    
Pour the scotch and drambuie into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.
    
Seven and Seven
1 shot Seagram's 7 whisky
6 oz 7-Up soda
    
Put a few cubes of ice into an old-fashioned glass. Pour a shot of Seagram 7 into the glass, then pour the 7-up into the glass. Shake or stir briskly.
    
Texas Tea
22 oz tequila
2 oz rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz gin
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 oz triple sec
2 oz sweet and sour mix
Coca-Cola
    
Fill a 1 gallon pitcher with ice. Add all the ingredients except the coca-cola. Stir, then add the coca-cola and stir again. Pour into your favorite glass with ice and enjoy.
    

Three Wise Men
Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky
Jim Beam bourbon whiskey
Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
    
Add into a shot glass in equal parts.
    
Washington Apple Shot
1/3 oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
1/3 oz DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1/3 oz cranberry juice
1 splash 7-Up soda
Pour Crown Royal canadian whisky, DeKuyper sour apple pucker and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a shot glass. Add a splash of 7-Up if desired, and serve.
    
Water Moccasin
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
1 dash triple sec
1 oz sweet and sour mix
    
Added ice and ingredients in a shaker. Shake well until top becomes frosted. Then poor in a shooter glass. This will be best yet smoothes shot you'll ever taste.
    
Whiskey Hot Toddy
1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz sugar syrup
1 slice lemon
1 clove
4 ozhot water
    
Heat in a heat-resistant glass, and fill with hot water. Add a lemon slice speared with a clove, and serve.
    
Whiskey Sour
2 oz blended whiskey
juice of 1/2 lemons
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1 cherry
1/2 slice lemon
    
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.