Introduction After consulting with thousands of patients for weight loss and wellness in my private practice and online at www.totalhealthdoc.com, I saw the need to offer individuals more low-carb options. Even though I've always recommended healthier protein and carbohydrate choices through my Total Health program, I'm not a purest. I'm a realist! Not every person, including myself, is going to shop in health food stores one hundred percent of the time.That's why people need alternate food options, from fast-food and low-carb desserts to alcoholic beverages. I've always told my patients and online weight loss members to be realistic when embarking on their weight loss and wellness programs. Life goes on during their journeys to their target weights and long after they've reached them. Whether it's a birthday, a retirement party, a wedding or an after-work get-together, there's always something. People need options.There's an estimated 59 million Americans presently following low-carbohydrate principles, and they all want more options. As a result, the skyrocketing demand for low-carb foods and snacks has created many more great-tasting options. Congratulations fellow low-carb followers, your time has come and it's here to stay! Hence, I present you withLow-Carb Cocktails.Because I enjoy an occasional alcoholic beverage myself, I've been perfecting low-carb cocktail options for some time now. Of course, like most things in life, we must exercise a certain amount of moderation, especially regarding alcohol consumption. That's why we'll be discussing some of the effects of alcohol and how our body metabolizes it.It's my sincere wish for you to enjoy the wonderfully delicious low-carb cocktails you're about to experience in this book. Whether you're on your way to your weight loss goals or just want to maintain without all the sugar, this book is for you.Oh, by the way! More exciting news! This book also includes many mouth-watering protein-rich snacks sure to be the hit of any low-carb cocktail party!So get out the blender, call your friends, and celebrate! Remember, you deserve to be both healthy and happy.One Final Note:The low-carb cocktail program is subject to modifications based on the developments of new recipes, suggested alcohol choices, sugar-free sweeteners, syrups, mixers and low-carb products. This book contains information that is current at the time of printing. For the latest updates and information on new products, existing products and links on where to buy these products online or at various retail outlets, visit our website at: www.lowcarbcocktails.com.Be safe, have fun and drink responsibly!Yours in Total Health,Dr. Doug Copyright copy; 2004 by Douglas J. Markham, D.C. Cosmopolitan 2 ounces vodka1/2 ounce triple sec or sugar-free orange syrup1/2 ounce cranberry juice (Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice Cocktail)1/2 ounce Rose's lime juice Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Nutritional Facts:Protein: 0Carbohydrates: 2.8 gramsCalories: 134White Russian 2 ounces vodka1 ounce light cream1 ounce coffee or Kahlua sugar-free syrup Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass with ice.Nutritional Facts:Protein: 0Carbohydrates: 0Calories: 230Chocolate Martini 2 ounces vodka2 ounces light cream or half and half1 ounce chocolate sugar-free syrup Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Nutritional Facts:Protein: 0Carbohydrates: 0Calories: 330Lemon Drop Martini 2 ounces lemon vodka2 ounces sweet 'n' sour mix (sugar-free)1 teaspoon SPLMarkham, Douglas J. is the author of 'Low-carb Cocktails Delicious Alcholic And Nonalcholic Beverages For All Low-carbohydrate Lifestyles', published 2004 under ISBN 9781416503873 and ISBN 1416503870.