Guest Post: How to Stock Your Skinny Bar

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by Teresa Howes, author of SKINNYTINIS

As the author of "SkinnyTinis — All the Fun for Half the Calories" I’ve spent A LOT of time in the liquor aisle. I’ve also spent a lot of time reading nutrition labels on various mixers, juices, sodas, syrups, nectars, teas, etc. I tested hundreds of recipes before my book went to print and continue to make new recipes weekly. Based on over 5 years of experience, I’ve got a pretty good handle on what you want to keep on hand. I broke up the list into two sections. First, the necessary booze and mixers – those will give you the goods to pump out 13 designated SkinnyTini recipes from my book on demand. Then I have another list that “add a fun flair.” And by having these little beauties within reach, you’ll be able to shake, stir and serve nearly half of the recipes in the book!

Necessary Booze and Mixers:

  • Vodka  
  • White Rum
  • Vanilla Vodka
  • Light OJ
  • Lime Juice
  • Light Cranberry Juice
  • Liquid Sweet & Low
  • Lemon Juice
  • Light Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Sugar Free Peach Syrup
  • Low-fat Milk
  • Citrus Vodka
  • Pineapple Juice


Fun Flair Booze and Mixers

  • White Tequila
  • Gin
  • Red Wine
  • Club Soda
  • Diet Ginger Ale
  • Coffee
  • Fat-Free Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Sugar-Free Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • Diet Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Sugar-Free Mango Syrup
  • Fresh Mint


This will give you infinite possibilities to create SkinnyTinis and Skinny Cocktails for under 150 calories by avoiding unnecessarily sugary liquors. So with these solid go to skinny ingredients, you can make not only a ton of tried and true SkinnyTinis, you also have a fully loaded kitchen – essentially an adult play ground. When you come up with a favorite recipe, click it into to see how many calories you have, name it, print it and pass it on to your friends. You can be your very own Skinny Mixologist. For more inspiration and information on skinny drinking or recipes, visit my blog at!



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