Featured Recipes Snacks — 23 February 2015

Be a winner and toast National Tennis Day with this refreshing cocktail!

By: Jodie Shield, RDN

Who knew? February 23rd is National Tennis Day, which just so happens to be my birthday. Must be destiny, as I love to play tennis. In honor of this all-around special day, I’m celebrating with a batch of festive neon-green cocktails. You can use regular sprite or seven-up, but I used diet to cut a few calories. Cheers to tennis fans! Play carefully and drink responsibly. For more light and festive cocktail recipes such as Red-Orange Cosmos, Frozen Margaritas, and Sangria Light check out my app Time to Eat Healthy!

  Tennis Ball-Tini

 1 servings

Prep Time = 5 minutes

Cooking Time = 0 minutes


  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka
  • 2 ounces diet lemon lime soda


  1. Shake Midori and vodka together in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2.  Pour into highball glass with ice; add lemon lime soda.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

211 calories, 0 grams protein, 11 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 grams fiber, 2 milligrams sodium


P.S. For the non-alcohol version try the Virgin Tennis Ball-Tini!

Tennis martini


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About Author


Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N. Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

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