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If you haven’t noticed (um maybe by the total of 13 blog posts I’ve written this month), I’ve been busy, busy, BUSY!  Between weddings, new house stufffootball games and engagement parties…I haven’t had much time to do anything, especially recipes.  And you know what, I’m okay with that.  Sometimes taking a break to enjoy life and spend time with friends is more important than keeping up with blog posts.
Gasp, I know.
Now that life will finally be slowing down a bit I’ll find the time to get back in the kitchen, but it sure has been a fun-filled month with tons of laughs and seriously good beverages.  Speaking of drinks, I happen to have a cocktail for you.
A fall-inspired cocktail at that.The secret to this martini?  Sake.  It’s less than 20 calories per ounce when compared to vodka or rum and when mixed together with other ingredients, you really can’t taste the difference one bit!  I’ve been making most of my martinis this way and they come out simply perfect.  I also used fat-free half and half as opposed to cream and the pumpkin spice syrup just brings it all together.  Hope you love this as much as I did and for a martini under 200 calories, I think it’s certainly worth a try!!

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Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. TY KU sake
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 cup fat free half and half
  • 1 Tbsp Torani pumpkin spice syrup

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway up with ice cubes.
  2. Add sake, vanilla vodka, half and half and pumpkin spice syrup. Shake well.
  3. Dip the rims of two martini glasses into cinnamon/sugar mixture and strain the cocktail into the glasses. Cheers!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 martini • Calories: 143 • Fat: 0 g • Carbs: 8.5 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 1 g • WW Points+: 3 pts

http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/2012/10/spiced-pumpkin-martini.html

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Make these tonight before passing out candy to all the kids,
I bet you can’t have just one!Happy Halloween!!

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