Yah know, beer's good and all, but all those calories! When I want to get a good buzz on little calories, I head to my old standby cocktails. For the spring and summer it's a Tanqueray or Beefeater martini--just enough vermouth to rinse the ice and shaken, never stirred. Up with an olive.
Fall and Winter call for a Manhattan, 2 parts rye whiskey, 1 part sweet vermouth, a drop of cherry juice, and a couple shakes of bitters, all shaken over ice. Up with a cherry:
Yum! What's your favorite?