The people who know me (lucky devils!) know that there is one thing that holds constant in my life…my love of sparkling wine. At 90 calories a glass, champagne just fills me with excitement without completely filling me up. My other cocktail of choice, the Greyhound, can run me up to 200 calories! Not I, no sir. While I don’t plan on filing for divorce from champagne, I think a legal separation may be in order, and I blame my fiancé. Gasp!
Ok, let’s relax. So he and I are both really watching our calories these days and last week I came home to find a fridge full of beer (shocker), but not his normal beer. This beer had 55 written on it. When he came home to a good deal of them gone, he realized I may be hooked. Clearly I’m not one to abstain completely (I won’t go all GOOP on you), but I would rather not take in 500 calories of bubbly goodness on a Friday night. Enter Budweiser 55. Yes, that’s right. 55 calories and it’s really no sacrifice! I mean, I love champagne so with MGD 64, the pros of champagne outweighed the 26 calories I’d be saving. However, with a 35-calorie benefit I think I’m ready to make the switch…for now anyways.
Want a pretty tip? For me, presentation is key. I don’t want to feel like a man drinking out a beer bottle so I pour my 55 calories of heaven in a gorgeous cut crystal highball glass. Add a hemstitch cocktail napkin and you’re done. Cheers!