Ruby Refresher

Ruby Refresher! If, like me, you enjoy a little drinkity drink in the evening, here’s a light and refreshing “skinny” cocktail with refreshing grapefruit and lime.

Between the beer carbs and wine sugar, I wanted a different option because I am still, 4 years later, trying to shed the last pesky lbs from having my son. …yes, I prefer to blame him 🙂 My all-time favorite mixers are those with grapefruit juice – so, Salty Dogs and Greyhounds (Salty Dogs without the salt) specifically. But at 200 calories a glass, they are even worse than beer or wine. So I decided to make a lightened up version…

glass with ice and drink and lime wedge; pink starfish decal is on the glass

In this concoction here, I made what is essentially a Greyhound, but I cut way back on the juice, then I added club soda and a touch of lime. I really love it. It’s sooo tasty and refreshing – the little bit of grapefruit juice and lime are enough to sweeten and make it just right – perfect for chilling on a warm summer evening. And with only 72 calories a serving, and only 1 little ‘ole carb.

Ruby Refresher

Erica
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Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/4 ounce vodka
  • little splash red grapefruit juice
  • 6 oz club soda
  • twist of lime
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Just combine in a pretty glass. Be sure to squeeze the lime to get the juice! Yield: 1 serving.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below and let me know!
Ruby Refresher

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