Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Two Point Premium Rum Daiquiri

     The daiquiri is another cocktail that lends itself very well to the 2 point format of cocktails.   It is important to adhere to a selection of drinks that don't loose their taste when they loose the calories.  If it doesn't taste good, you won't stick with it and the cocktail looses its reason for existence.    Here is another example of a two point cocktail, The Daiquiri.

The Two Point Daiquiri

  • 1 1/2 oz. Don Q White Rum
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1 packet of Splenda
Place all ingredients into a shake filled with ice and shake until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    In creating these cocktails you have to find out what the calories, fat, and fiber of each of the components, then plug the numbers into the weight watchers calculator and get the number of points that the cocktail has.  Below is a list of ingredients that you can work with that have zero points in the proper portions.  There is also a list of 2 point spirits.  It is really fun creation these low calorie cocktails that can be enjoyed without killing your weight loss program.
Note the Portion, they are critical in order to maintain the points in the cocktail.

Strawberry1 lg0
Line or Lemon Juice1/4 cup0
Red Grapefruit1/20
Diced Pineapple1/8 cup0
Watermelon1/8 cup 0
Mango1/8 cup0
Blackstrap Molasses 1 tsp1
Splenda1 pkt0
Agave Nectar1 tsp1
Honey1 tsp1
Herbs and Spices
Cinnamon1 tsp0
Clove1 tsp0
Fresh Spearmint1 tbsp0

Spirits Calories and Points

Rum, Whiskey Vodka and  Gin all average between 90 and 130 calories per 1 1/2 oz. pour, that translates to  2 Points in the Weight Watchers Points system. Here is a site that will help you with this concept.  http://www.caloriecount.com/calories-gin-rum-vodka-whiskey-i14037