11 posts categorized " Skinny Heathen "

BOOM! HOT TODDY 7 Feb 2014


For about two and a half weeks during the month of January I had the nastiest sinus infection.  After a lot of OTC medicine, Neti pot treatments and finally a Z Pack, it was the good old Hot Toddy that relieved my symptoms, and helped me sleep at night.  It's so easy: heat 6-8 ounces of Lithe Foods Boom! with a 1-2 ounces of Bourbon or Whiskey.  I add in 1 tablespoon of Swarmbustin' Totally Raw Honey. The combination of lemon, cayenne, and ginger, honey (and whiskey!) does the trick. 

Image via Lauren



Lets celebrate the first day of the summer with the quintessential laid-back summertime cocktail, the Piña Colada.  Here's a lighter recipe with no need for Coconut Cream!  If you like Piña Coladas... here's a little history: Mr. Ramon Manchito Marrero Pérez was tending bar at the Caribe Hilton when he was introduced to the product Coco Lopez, and the Piña Colada, translated as “squeezed pineapple,” was born. A sign at La Barra in San Juan’s Old City has a different claim: In 1963, the Piña Colada was created there by Mr. Don Ramón Portas Migot. That both claimants have four names might indicate a tie, but most authorities credit Pérez.

Directions: Place the rum, Spring (Break) Recovery Smoothie in a blender, and blend for a few seconds. Add 1/2 cup crushed ice, and blend for another 15 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into an glass of your choice and garnish with a pineapple slice. 



This is a Lithe Main Line favorite!  A few particular Main Line Lithers have been traveling to Lithe Old City to hunt down our Mojito so they can satisfy their craving for this particular cocktail on the weekends! 


  • 2 ounces parts Effen Cucumber Vodka
  • 2-4 ounces Lithe Mojito
  • 2 ounces club soda


Mix 2 ounces Cucumber Vodka and 2-4 ounces of Lithe Mojito in a coctail shaker. Pour over ice, top with 2 ounces of club soda and garnish with a few cucumber wheels.    



In the mood for something blended and delicious?  I love this one!  


2 parts Disaronno

5 fresh strawberries

A handful of ice cubes

Half a bottle (8 oz.) of Lithe's Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Images via brand websites

MINT JULEP! 24 May 2013


I always kick off the summer with a cold, fresh, Mint Julep.  During my college years at USC, we would drink Juleps during our derby season, which was called the Carolina Cup  (the Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby).  I love the taste of this drink, but I also love the aromatherapy benefits and the way that my house smells while I'm making it.

There's a real ritual to making a Julep and it's all about ensuring you extract the right amount of oils from the mint by gently muddling it with the sugar OR making a simple syrup before adding crushed ice.  The key to making the drink look awesome is adding extra crushed ice to top it off and then using the ice as a vehicle to decorate with garnishes. Always make sure the mint for the garnish is the freshest you have and keep in mind that you do not have to limit yourself to using mint — you can add whatever fruit or berries you'd like.

Mint Julep (Makes 2 servings)

2 tablespoons coconut simple syrup (see below)

4-6 fresh mint sprigs/mint leaves

1 1/2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice OR Smile Sparkle Shine

Crushed ice

2/3 cup Jamaican Rum (I prefer Blackwell) or Bourbon

Coconut Sugar Simple Syrup

1 cup boiling water + 1 cup coconut sugar (can sub w/ honey or agave) + 2-3 mint leaves.  Stir boiling water into sugar until sugar dissolves. Simple syrup will keep for a long time refrigerated in covered container.


Pour 1 tablespoon Coconut Simple Syrup into a tall glass. Add 2 sprigs mint, crushed slightly. Add ice. Stir in 1/3 cup rum or bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass. Garnish with mint. 

Image of Lauren's Mint Julep via Lauren



Emerald Mary

Lithe Instructor Carrie Gero and I came up with the Emerald Mary; a lighter, GREEN version of the beloved Bloody Mary.  I must say that it's delish!  Created by Fernand “Pete” Petiot of Harry’s American Bar in Paris, the Bloody Mary was supposedly named for a woman Mary who spent long hours at the bar awaiting her lover.  The “Bloody,” has since started to include ingredients as diverse as basil and roasted garlic and has been endlessly reinvented.  Here's another...this one is light, crisp, refreshing and green. 

  • 2 ounces Ketle One vodka
  • 4-6 ounces of Lithe Foods Greenie 
  • Ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish (optional)
  • Pinch or two of Old Bay
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • Wedges of lemon and lime


Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.  Enjoy!

Images via Ketel One & Lithe Foods


Skinny HeathenThis one comes from Lithe's Old City Manager, Chrissy Parker (thanks Chrissy!).  Have you ever tried Lithe Foods Skinny Chocolate Milk with black iced coffee?  You must!  Who knew that our chocolate milk would be a great substitute for cream and a delicious, healthy mixer (no need for whipped cream).  Add Baileys, Tia Maria or Frangelico this weekend for added fun.  


Skinny Heathen

Have you tried Smirnoff's Sorbet Light Vodka?  It's a full-flavored, sorbet-inspired vodka with natural fruit flavor, containing sweet lemon, candy lemon notes in the background and a cool, refreshing finish.  I love that it only has 78 calories per 1.5 fl. oz.  Try this Light Lemon Mojito recipe with our cold-pressed Lithe Foods Mojito as a mixer (only 89 calories per bottle!).

1 cup of Lithe Foods Mojito
4-7 mint leaves
1/4 cup or 2 oz of club soda

Combine all ingredients except the soda in a rocks glass, add ice, shake, strain into a rocks glass, top with soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.  Enjoy!

Images via Smirnoff & Lithe Foods



While I was in Florida, my daytime drink of choice was 1 Part St-Germain with 1/2 of a pink grapefruit squeezed, topped off with bubbly.  It was really delish, but I couldn't wait to get home and sub in 1/4 Part pressed Smile, Sparkle Shine for the grapefruit to add some complexity.  Try this on Saturday or Sunday with brunch! 


Skinny Heathen

My absolute favorite, sparkly, warm weather (I love it anytime, really) cocktail is the PIMMS Cup.  I love the taste, it's history and I'm always shocked at how many local bartenders look at me like I have two heads when I ask for one; I can't believe how many people have never heard of it.  I recently had the best Pimms Cup at The Standard in NYC.  The lightened up version below is for one serving, but to make a pitcher, just scale up accordingly, keeping the 1:3 ratio of Pimm’s to Apple & Ginger + Tonic:

1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
2.5 ounces Club Soda (instead of Ginger Ale or Reed's Ginger Beer)
2.5 ounces of Lithe Foods Apple & Ginger (BFF)
, 1 slice cucumber, 
1 slice lemon (plus more for squeezing)
, slice of strawberry, 
and a few mint leaves. 

Combine the Pimm’s, Club Soda & Apple and Ginger in a Collins glass, Add ice until the liquid comes almost to the rim of the glass. Add cucumber, lemon, strawberry, mint, and serve.

Yield: 1 serving

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