Betty Crocker’s Red Hot Holiday Trends

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With the holiday season upon us, Betty Crocker has just announced the second annual Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends, and the Skinny Clementine Martini has made the list!

After months of research, kitchen testing, and retesting, the Betty Crocker food experts have selected the trends that will be hot this holiday season and have created 10 delicious new recipes inspired by these trends. It wouldn’t be a complete list without skinny cocktails!  Drinking high-calorie cocktails is so last year.  The modern mixologist is shaking things up with light and flavorful cocktails.  Add some clever sparkle to your next party.  Enjoy these natural, light martinis made with fresh juice, high-quality liquor, and a splash of club soda.  Lower calorie cocktails never tasted, or looked, so sweet.  Cheers!

The holidays are a time for overindulging, and we all know how that goes…so it’s nice to add a treat that won’t add the lbs. to your waistline.

 You can check out the other Red Hot Holiday Trends at www.bettycrocker.com/redhot.

INGREDIENTS

Ice cubes

2 tablespoons (1 oz) gin or citrus vodka

1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) elderflower liqueur or clear orange liqueur

3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed clementine juice, fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice or pomegranate juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons club soda

Clementine slice, pink grapefruit peel twist or fresh lime slice for garnish

STEP 1:  In cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, liqueur and juices. Cover; shake until well mixed.

Step 2:  Strain into martini glass; top off with club soda.

Step 3:  Garnish as desired.

BETTY CROCKER EXPERT TIP:

The use of fresh fruit juice is the secret to making these refreshing skinny cocktails. Try all 3 variations – clementine, pink grapefruit, and pomegranate.

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