T+L Reports: Drink Up, Guilt Free
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T+L Reports: Drink Up, Guilt Free

America's low-carb craze shows no sign of fizzling. The latest proof?Cocktails at these three hotel bars are made with calorie-free green tea and fruits that carry a minimal amount of sugar, permitting even the most resolute Atkins addict to drink up.

LOS ANGELES
Lot 1224, Loews Beverly Hills, 1224 S. Beverwil Dr.; 310/277-2800

THE DRINK: Green TeaNO, $8

THE INGREDIENTS: Lemon vodka, green tea, lemon juice, lime juice, lemon wedge

THE CARBS: 2.5

THE REVIEW: Clean and cool with a tart twist; the perfect pick-me-up

NEW YORK
Library Lounge, Regency, 540 Park Ave.; 212/759-4100

THE DRINK: The Berry NOlada, $16

THE INGREDIENTS: Bacardi, green tea, raspberries and strawberries, lime juice, Splenda syrup

THE CARBS: 7.0

THE REVIEW: Carb-light berries give it a tangy, flavorful zing

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Jefferson Lounge, The Jefferson, 1200 16th St. NW ; 202/347-2200

THE DRINK: The CosNOpolitan, $12.50

THE INGREDIENTS: Vodka, fresh cherries, lime juice, green tea, Splenda syrup

THE CARBS: 3.4

THE REVIEW: Lean and mean with a bittersweet bite

—Audrey Davidow

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