A simple classic martini is relatively low in calories, but many specialty martinis are just waiting to sabotage your healthy diet and weight loss efforts. What’s a martini-loving person to do? Skinnygirl cocktails offer a solution, and we’ve found a list of Skinny Girl martinis that you can fully enjoy without skipping dessert for the entire week to make up for it!
What Exactly Is Skinnygirl?
Skinnygirl is a lifestyle brand founded by Bethenny Frankel, a New York Times bestselling author, television producer, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. The premise behind Skinnygirl is to offer a range of lifestyle products that provide practical solutions to the many problems we encounter in our daily lives. In this case, the problem at hand is martinis that are full of flavor but also excessively full of calories.
Skinnygirl offers a line of wine, liquor, and ready-to-serve cocktails that taste wonderful and encourage you to live life to the fullest by not sacrificing a drink or two with good friends for the sake of counting calories.
Skinnygirl low-calorie wines have become widely popular, especially among women, but their collection of cocktails packaged in sleek bottles and are ready to serve are perfect for enjoying with friends. The company offers several varieties, including Skinnygirl Margarita cocktails, Skinnygirl Mojito, and a White Cranberry Cosmo. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for what new Skinnygirl cocktails are hitting the shelves.
Skinnygirl Martini Cocktails
But this post isn’t about premade cocktails in pretty bottles. It’s about making your own martini cocktails with ingredients that are aligned with the Skinnygirl ideals of making life easier, more enjoyable, and more delicious. So, we’ve pushed aside the delicious margarita mix and luscious sangria wine and headed straight for our martini glasses.
All of the martini recipes on this list are lower in calories than your typical martini. Many of them either come straight from the Skinnygirl website, Bethenny Frankel or are aspiring home bartenders who found a delicious way to use a Skinnygirl vodka. In full disclosure, a couple of martinis on our list qualify as “skinny” without being associated with the Skinnygirl brand.
9 Skinnygirl Martinis In Every Flavor
1. The Bombshell Martini
The Bombshell Martini from Skinnygirl Cocktails is a classic martini made with Skinnygirl Barenaked Vodka and dry vermouth. This is about as simple and classic as it comes, but with the Skinnygirl Vodka, you don’t have to worry that you’re blowing too many calories on a little nightcap. Make sure your martini glass is well chilled and garnish with olives or a twist of lemon.
2. Skinnygirl Apple Martini
Who knows more about delicious Skinnygirl cocktails than Bethenny Frankel herself? We found this delicious apple martini on her blog, and we’ve been in love with the crisp apple flavor ever since. For this one, mix together vodka, green apple schnapps, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup. We also like the caramel apple variation that features sugar-free caramel syrup.
3. Tart Cherry Martini
This Tart Cherry Martini from Bethenny Frankel is one of the best practical solutions we’ve found for satisfying a deliciously tart and fruity cocktail craving without blowing the daily budget for calories. Pick up some Skinnygirl Cherry Juice and mix it with vodka, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. This one is perfect for a girls’ night.
4. Skinnygirl Pink Lemon Drop Martini
We love this sweet and tart Skinnygirl cocktail from Bethenny Frankel. Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka sets the background for this martini, along with orange or citrus liqueur, sour mix, and fresh raspberries that are muddled with the cocktail to give it a vibrant pink hue.
5. Skinny Girl Chocola-Tini
The next time you’re in the mood for a chocolatey treat, we highly suggest this Chocola-Tini that features Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka. Espresso (which is naturally almost calorie-free!) and chocolate liqueur round out the flavors. Swirl a chilled martini glass with chocolate syrup for a skinny, classic, and delicious chocolate drink.
6. Skinny Clementine Martini
This Skinny Clementine Martini isn’t affiliated with the Skinnygirl brand, but it’s one that you can still enjoy guilt-free with only 130 calories. Use your choice of gin or citrus vodka (or choose Skinnygirl vodka), and mix with elderflower liqueur, fresh clementine juice, lime juice, and club soda. The flavors of this martini are light, fruity, and deliciously refreshing.
7. Skinny Jane Martini
We love that this Skinny Jane Martini includes only two ingredients. One of them is a special liqueur that’s vegan, so it’s perfect for anyone who loves creamy martini drinks but also needs to avoid the dairy they’re often loaded with.
To make this skinny martini, mix Fully Baked Liqueur with vanilla vodka, shake and pour into a martini glass. If you prefer, you can substitute the Fully Baked Liqueur with RumChata, but that will change the caloric, fat, and sugar content.
8. Cucumber Watermelon Skinny Martini
Watermelon and cucumber are two flavors that blend surprisingly well together in a very refreshing way, plus both offer nutrients and hydration while being low in calories. This particular martini doesn’t use anything from the Skinnygirl line, but it’s a cocktail that anyone watching calories will definitely want to enjoy on occasion.
The alcohol in this martini is Hendrick’s Gin, and it’s combined with watermelon, cucumber, orange juice, and honey. This one needs a trip through a blender or food processor before transferring it to a cocktail shaker with ice. The result is a luscious, cool martini that’s perfect for drinking anytime.
9. Skinny Pomegranate Martini
These bright, festive Skinny Pomegranate Martinis are definitely a drink you can enjoy without fretting over calories. At barely over 100 calories each, you can even sip on two without too much guilt. For this beautiful and fun martini, combine vodka (use Skinnygirl if you prefer), pomegranate juice, sparkling water, and a splash of orange juice. Garnished with pomegranate arils, this martini is a tasty, gorgeous drink.
Have Fun and Enjoy Your Cocktail Without the Extra Calories
Skinnygirl martinis are a wonderful way to unwind, enjoy time with friends, and savor the luscious flavor in your martini glass. Each of these nine martini recipes is low on calories but off the charts for taste. Gran the girls and turn this weekend into a Skinnygirl martini party.