TGIF: Friday’s Fun Cocktail: The Dog Days Cocktail

By on July 29, 2011

It’s Friday.  It’s the dog days.  You want a long, tall cooling drink without a lot of fuss.  Here it is.  Nothing to do but pour it together in a long, tall glass over ice and serve.  Ahhh… No carbs.  Just pure fun.

Zilch Zero Jones TGIF The Dog Days Cocktail

½ bottle Jones zilch zero calorie vanilla bean soda

2 ounces Maker’s mark Bourbon

Pour into a tall skinny ice-filled glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a sprig of mint. Now that was easy.

About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”