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Guilt-Free Cocktails

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The Skinny:

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.

The Slate:

Vodka on the Rocks with a Twist 

96 Calories

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 and Soda 

100 Calories

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.

Rosé Spritz 

120 Calories

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.

Light Bloody Mary 

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.

Americano Cocktail

132 Calories

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 Diet Tonic 

128 Calories

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.

Mojito 

110 Calories

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.

Eyes Up: 

What’s your go-to guilt-free drink? Let us know at info@wellwellusa.com.

 

 

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