Here's How To Make The 178 Calorie "Don't Feed The Models" Cocktail

Fashion Week isn't exactly sobriety central. Come September 16, we'll be ready to never drink again, but until then again, booze-hounds and occasional sippers alike need to beware of the alcohol bloat (never a cute photo). To help you imbibe a little less guiltily, Damon Dunay, the Beverage Director at NYC's The Empire Hotel—conveniently located across from Lincoln Center—has created a Fashion Week cocktail menu that's available until the end of September at the lobby bar. High on our list is the not-so-P.C. named "Don't Feed The Models," a low-calorie (178!) drink that tastes like Indian summer. Though shooting one down might not make you look like Gisele, three or four might. Point is, there more's room for all the yummy hors d'oeuvres. Even if you don't live in the Big Apple, you can still tipple skinny-style with Dunay's recipe!
Ingredients: 2 oz. Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka: 120 calories (typically vodkas have 100 calories per shot (1.5 oz) versus the 90 in Crop)
.75 oz. Fresh Lime: 2 calories.
.75 oz. Simple Syrup: 40 calories.
.5 oz. Cucumber Juice: 4 calories.
Fresh Mint: 12 calories.
Preparation Notes:
In a mixing glass, muddle one cucumber slice and combine all ingredients; shake vigorously. Strain into a Martini glass, garnish with a cucumber slice.

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