Cocktails are about as hot now as they were when Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan knocked them back with friends at Jay’s West Egg mansion. Why not. They are fun, tasty and elegant. Unfortunately, they can also be fattening. WellWell has you covered with a list of seven low-calorie mixed drinks and cocktail options. Kick back and take a read.
Pour out an ounce of 80-proof vodka, and the immediate toll is 64 or 96 calories per shot. Keep it low-calorie by thinking about sipping any flavored vodkas—and there are plenty—over ice with a twist. It’s a delightful drink with a minimum number of calories. Softened it a bit with a splash of club soda or cranberry juice.
Tequila is a winner because it has a lower glycemic index than other alcohols. It also mixes well with club soda and gets a nice boost with various garnishes that cover everything from a lime to a cucumber.
Spritzes are perfect for warm days. A rosé spritz is a particularly nice choice as it has lots of flavor, is decent at hydrating drinkers and is a snap to make. It is a low-cal summertime favorite.
Less Than 100 Calories
When it comes to a brunch option, a Bloody Mary is a healthier way to go than most other drinks, especially if mixes are thrown away in favor of low-cal concoctions. The recipe includes vodka, fresh tomato juice and hits of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces. Add low-cal spices to liven up the drink.
It is an oldie that dates from the 1860s. It includes Campari, vermouth and soda water and yields a reasonably healthy drink with a unique flavor.
Gin and tonics and summer go together. Unfortunately, regular tonic water can run up the calorie count. Consider using a no-calorie diet tonic. Reduce the amount of gin used in favor of tonic water, and the calorie count goes even lower.
Mojitos are a surprisingly low-cal drink, even more so if the simple syrup is left out. It has about one-quarter of the calories of a frozen margarita.
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