Summer is in full swing here in North Carolina! Temperatures are soaring so its time to cool down with a refreshing summer drink. My husband is in the grocery business so I was fortunate enough to try these new Ketel One Botanical Vodkas a few months back…and I am totally in love with this new “diet” vodka!
The line comes in three summery flavors – Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose. Each has on 73 calories per 1.5oz shot, NO artificial flavors, NO sugar, NO carbs and made with non GMO grains. They are not considered a true spirit because they carry a lower alcohol content by volume (30% vs. 40% to be classified as a spirit) but let me tell you from personal experience that after a few of these, it WILL do the trick! If your health conscious and don’t require much sweetness in your cocktail, this is for you! Here’s a quick breakdown for you:
1.5oz Ketel One Botanical (all three flavors) = 73 calories, 0 carbs
1.5oz regular Ketel One Vodka = 103.5 calories, 0 carbs
5oz of White Wine = 121 calories, 3.82 carbs
If you like cool and crisp, go for the Cucumber and Mint (my personal favorite) Sweet and fruity? Peach and Orange Blossom is for you. Citrusy and floral? Yep, the Grapefruit and Rose. The recommended recipe is 1.5oz of Ketel One Botanical to 3oz of soda water. I happen to prefer an even ratio of 3oz of Ketel One Botanical to 3oz of soda water. Yes, it raises the calories a little but I love the flavor of the vodka! Have you tried these yet? Leave a comment below!
Cheers to a great summer friends!
Please drink responsibly. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.