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Bottoms up, America

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Pour a low-cal or election cocktail: you earned it! Plus a 007 toast & the most stunning U.S. bars!

Doesn’t this feel like the perfect day/month/year for a drink? But when we do indulge, none of us need those extra calories! Enjoy Self Magazine’s list of “10 of the Lowest Calorie Cocktails” complete with recipes – from a simple mojito to a lean, mean vodka & soda. They’re all under 200 calories so feel a healthier vibe while you imbibe!

Mojito cocktail with limes on a table
A low-cal mojito leaves you more room to have that post-election slab of cake!

Whether your party just won or lost, you can still toast them with a drink! Works either way, right? Coppercraft Distillery in Holland, Michigan, came up with unique cocktails for the candidates & their running mates – something to unite us! Celebrate your vote with a specialty drink – try the Biden Thyme, the Trump Card, Kamala’s Cocktail, The 6th Pence…or for those sick of all of it, sip the non-partisan Election Day Elixir. We can all get around these political statements!

Group of people at a table raising glasses in cheers
One thing we can all agree on....tasty drinks!

As if 2020 couldn’t get worse, it also took Sean Connery. For any 007 fan, he’s worth a toast! The request for a “martini, shaken not stirred” is one of the hero’s signature lines, but find out why James Bond’s cocktail of choice goes against all martini-making rules. This “Today I Found Out” clip shares theories behind his favorite order & reveals just how many other cocktails he drank throughout Ian Fleming’s books. Also learn how a British medical journal studied Bond’s alcohol consumption & came to a surprising diagnosis about our favorite spy!

Man & woman with headsets doing security monitoring on screens with satellite imagery.
Even Britain's MI5 could't decode why James Bond violated martini protocol...

For many of us, meeting friends at a bar for drinks & laughs is one of the things we miss most for our mental health. Curse you, 2020! Let’s help our socially-deprived minds escape by checking out the most beautifully-designed bars in all 50 states from Architectural Digest. We can’t wait to visit these spots when things get “back to normal”! Our photo faves; The Bluebird Cocktail Room in Baltimore & Everett’s 8800 in Big Sky, MT. Save us a seat!

Group of male & female friends at bar cheering while watch sports on TV.
Remember when this was a regular Saturday out? We're counting on you, 2021!

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