With 4th of July weekend right around corner, I’m sure many of you plan on attending BBQs and outdoor events. Here is a round-up of my easy summery recipes that will make for the perfect 4th of July treat! From healthy sides, skinny desserts and refreshing cocktails, you’re sure to bring a crowd pleaser!
What better day to give you a recipe for an easy, strong and skinny cocktail than Friday?! I first heard about flirtinis on an episode of Sex & The City and just had to try it. It’s a genius and simple combination of vodka, champagne and pineapple juice. It tastes like a mimosa made with pineapple juice…you can’t taste the vodka at all. Which makes this a fantastic and dangerous little concoction! If you have some grenadine on hand, add a splash to each glass for a bit of color and added sweetness (although this also adds to overall calorie intake).
I like to make these for those nights with the girls when wine just won’t cut it! They are always a hit. They’re also a great brunch drink. Just make sure your guests know there’s vodka in them! These sneak up on you.
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Pour half a shot of vodka into each glass
Fill each glass with champagne, leaving your desired room for pineapple juice (I like my pineapple juice to take up about 1/3 of the glass)