The Mortons www.mortons.com restaurant chain must have overheard some of their calorie conscious customers voicing their dismay at having to give up their martinis. Last Thursday they launched their collection of less than 200 calories cocktails called Spa-Tinis. Judging from the crowd that turned out on the patio of the Georgetown Mortons for the introduction, it seems many customers (mostly women) have been craving the opportunity to enjoy an work drink and fit into their skinny jeans too!
Each Spa-Tini is made with natural ingredients that minimize the sugar traditionally found in popular drinks. Ingredients like Skyyblood orange vodka, Patron Silver and Absolute acai vodka make up the 5 versions. My favorite turned out to be the Red Velvet which is created with Lindemans framboise lambic, Lunetta prosecco and Chambord. The prosecco balanced out the sweeter tasting ingredients and added a refreshing finish to the cocktail.
The cocktail collection is available at all six area Mortons locations but of course all of those special liquors and ingredients don't add up to a skinny price. The Spa-Tinis are $14 each but you'll have your martini specially blended just for you by one of their experienced bartenders.
So raise your glass without raising the number on your scale when you indulge in a Spa-Tini!
Area Mortons Locations:
Arlington; 1750 Crystal Drive; (703) 418-1444
Bethesda; 7400 Wisconsin Avenue; (301) 657-2650
Downtown DC; 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW; (202) 955-5997; patio seating available
Georgetown; 3251 Prospect Street, NW; (202) 342-6258; patio seating available
Reston; 11956 Market Street; (703) 796-0128; patio seating available
Tysons Corner; 8075 Leesburg Pike; (703) 883-0800
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