If you’ve decided or are thinking of doing dry January then all the best. But here’s the thing - we can’t do any good if you do dry Jan - we won’t be able to feed those in need. And that’s not so good - it’s also a bit dull too. So how about doing Clean January.
Clean January is our take on a more health conscious approach to drinking. January is a month where many try and lose those extra pounds gained over the festive season and swap the cheese, cake and chocolate for a cleaner diet.
And if that’s you or you just want to be a bit healthier but also enjoy a drink and do good at the same time - then we’ve put together some of the best serves using our vodka that are low in calories and can be enjoyed while on a diet.
Being healthier doesn’t have to mean no drinking and our Vodka is a perfect way to drink more consciously. Not only is Vodka the lowest calorie spirit but it also pairs brilliantly with mixers to create clean serves.
We’ve put together some simple serve suggestions to make at home this January. If you need to pick up a bottle of our vodka to make them then head here.
Vodka Soda / Tonic
Ok first up is a pretty simple one and often the best things in life are simple. Our blended vodka makes a mean vodka soda. Tonic also pairs perfectly. All you need to do is add a shot of vodka and top with soda or light tonic. We like to add a bit of fresh lime and lime wedge to our vodka soda and like some lemon with our tonic. Your call though.
Soda Water or Light Tonic Water to top
Squeeze Lime / Lemon
Garnish: Lime wedge / Lemon Peel
Clean, crisp, and delicious.
Shaken or Stirred? This wonderfully famous cocktail is also pretty low in cals - Bond was always one to keep in shape. Our vodka makes a mean martini and here’s how we make ours:
1 Tbsp Dry Vemouth
Garnish: Olive or Lemon Peel
Either stir the vodka and dry vermouth together with a little bit of ice or put them in a cocktail shaker to shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an olive or lemon peel.
By swapping out normal ginger beer for a lighter version - the mule is still deliciously tasty but also a great low cal option.
Light Ginger Beer to top
Few dashes bitters
Garnish: Mint sprig, Lime wedge
Pour the vodka into a metal mug, julep tin or tumbler. Load up with crushed ice, then fill to the top with the ginger beer and stir gently to combine. Add a few dashes of bitters. Serve with a sprig of mint to garnish and the lime to squeeze over.
The famous hangover cure and brunch classic is punchy, tangy and a little bit spicy. Pairing a shot of vodka with tomato juice, condiments and herbs - there’s a lot of goodness in a bloody mary and it is also low on calories. Well, as long as you don’t garnish with bacon like some places do.
100ml Tomato Juice
12.5ml Lemon Juice
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco
Pinch of celery salt (or sea salt)
Pinch of black pepper
Garnish: Stick of celery, bunch of herbs
Add all of the ingredients to a shaker or stirring glass along with plenty of ice. If shaking - shake gently. If stirring - do so vigorously. Pour into a glass, top with fresh ice and add garnishes.
This is an incredibly simple and delicious serve to make at home and we think it works a treat all year round. What more can you ask for?
100ml Cranberry Juice
50ml Grapefruit Juice
Garnish: slice of lime
Pour all the ingredients into a glass along with some ice, stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.
Kombucha Vodka Highball
Kombucha is all the rage now, in case you didn’t know. It works really well with alcohol too - and we’re loving this serve using our vodka. This is a seriously health conscious cocktail.
20ml Fresh lime juice
85ml Ginger Kombucha
Optional: Teaspoon sweetener / simple syrup
Garnish: Lime wedge
Combine the vodka and lime juice in a glass with ice and top with kombucha. Garnish with a wedge of lime.