Who doesn’t want to be like Chrissy Teigen? She’s a model, cookbook author, host of Lip Sync Battle, and your favorite person to follow on Instagram, and she is clearly living her best life. But even if you can’t be Chrissy, you certainly can drink like her.
Just like Chrissy herself, her favorite drink doesn’t have many frills. Recently, The Daily Meal had the chance to spend a happy hour with Chrissy, wherein we learned that her favorite cocktail is a classic vodka soda.
Chrissy’s love for a classic vodka soda is no real surprise. First, she’s partnered up with Smirnoff as their latest partner, so her interest in vodka is clear. Secondly, it’s so easy to make — with two simple ingredients and just one step — that anyone can make it in a jiffy. Finally, the cocktail is a calorie-friendly way to have a drink. Soda water has no calories or additives, so you’re only consuming the roughly 110 calories that are in 1 1/2 ounces of vodka.
When you’re eating sweet potato gnocchi, learning to make Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion, and constantly testing out new recipes for your second cookbook like Chrissy is, that’s a valuable way to keep a fabulous figure while still having fun.
Want to drink like Chrissy? The recipe for the Smirnoff No. 21 & Soda is beyond simple.
1 1/2 ounces vodka, preferably Smirnoff No. 21
3 ounces soda
In a glass filled with ice, add vodka. Top with soda.
And... that’s it. To make your cocktail as big of a hit on social media as Chrissy’s pics, she recommends garnishing it with a bouquet of beautiful edible flowers and fresh fruit (or Thai chili peppers, if you’re feeling spicy). Soon, you’ll be sipping on something refreshing and light, just in time for bikini season.
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