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My go-to drank(drink) since college has always been- an Amaretto sour. 

I have been drinking the same mixed drink for over a decade, partially because I’m a creature of habit. When I like something, I usually stick with it, but mainly because I am a lightweight drinker and only want to drink sweet cocktails that won’t knock me down! 

  After over a decade of being ridiculed by some of my besties, I finally started to branch out and explore a few new alcoholic beverages.

Below are five low proof drinks ( or drinks that can be remixed to be low proof) that could easily become my new signature cocktail and are perfect for lightweight/social drinkers.


Cranberry and vodkas are one of my favorites go-to’s for two reasons.

  1. It’s simple to make
  2.   You most likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry already. 

This drink gives me, I Just got off work, and after a long day, I want to unwind but don’t feel like doing too much. 


  • 1-1/2 ounces Tito’s vodka
  • 4 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 splash of lime juice


My girl Carrie (Bradshaw ) put me onto these! After being home and binge-watching Sex in the City on HBO, I had to try a Cosmo, and now if I am out for lunch with friends, this is one of my favorite drinks to order. 


  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 splash of cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime wedge


This drink gives me date night at your favorite Restaurant. Probably because the first time that I had a Pomegranate Martini was at Ruth Chris steak house, which is one of my favorite restaurants, it’s a great balance of sweet and sour and gives a dash of sophistication. 


  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 oz citrus vodka (orange or mandarin preferred)
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds

4.Amaretto Sour with Bourbon

Now I know you didn’t think that I would abandon my OG drink Ameretto Sour completely?

 When you add Bourbon to this drink, it turns into an older, more mature, and sexy sister! 


  • 2 ounces Amaretto
  • 3/4 ounce Russell’s bourbon
  • 1-ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1-ounce simple syrup
  • Lemon peel and maraschino cherry for garnish


I have always enjoyed a nice glass of wine, including Prosecco, but I had never tried real Champagne until this year. 

So, on my birthday, my BFF treated me to a Bottle of Vevue Cliquot, and I can’t believe that I have been missing out on this cold, crisp, toasty Treat! Vevue Cliquot really is the perfect NYE drink. I have a bottle chilling in my refrigerator for tomorrow night as we speak. 

It’s delicious, smooth, and magical. Just try it, you won’t be disappointed!

I have tried hanging with the big dogs and I CAN NOT, so I have learned to stay in my lane with mixed drinks and when I am feeling fancy a glass of Champagne. What is your Signature Drink?


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  1. Amaretto sour is the OG! I’m a sweet red wine drinker and also fruity cocktails


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