From Halloween candy all the way through that New Year’s toast, the last quarter of the year is not kind to calorie counters. So counteract the binge-and-bulge with a cocktail that won’t bust the belt.
“Skinny” drinks are all over town, but Z’Tejas has an entire line of them (all less than 250 calories), and none is made with artificial sweeteners. Our top choice is the Antioxidant Martini.
Bartenders muddle five blueberries and five blackberries in a shaker with ¾ ounce Herradura agave nectar. They add 1 ½ ounces Bacardi Dragon Berry, 1 ounce lemon juice and one scoop of ice, then shake and strain it into a chilled stem glass. It’s topped with Wildberry FOMZ, an all-natural, sweet froth that gives it a distinct look and texture.
Not exactly a vitamin-packed fruit smoothie, we must admit – but it’s a lot more fun.
7221 W. Ray Road, Chandler (three other Valley locations)