If you’re trying to warmth up this cold season whilst checking your weight at the same time then these are the cocktails to mix up.
Cocktails are known to be highly caloric especially if they are sugar coated. It is with no doubt that most cocktails are added sweet beverages loaded with sugar. But that does not mean you should give up on all cocktails, you just have to lower or abandon sugar intake with your cocktails.
If you’re in the mood for a mixed drink that won’t disrupt your diet goals, these seven cocktails are delicious and contain less calories than a standard beer.
This brunch favourite is as light and refreshing as they come. They only contains about 111 calories, so you don’t have to feel guilty about downing more than a few at your next brunch party.
Essentials: orange juice, champagne
2. Sea Breeze
This sweet mixture of vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice clocks in at about 153 calories. Make sure to use fresh, natural juices with no added sugar to get the healthiest version possible.
Essentials: vodka, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice
3. Gin Rickey
Made simply with gin, lime juice and soda water, this cocktail contains only about 130 calories.
Essentials: gin, lime, club soda
4. Scotch and Soda
This simple, smoky highball is perfect for scotch drinkers who aren’t in the mood for a neat spirit. And at a mere 128 calories, you can have a few without crashing your diet.
Essentials: scotch, soda water
This versatile cocktail is easy to make and has low calories. Simply add two ounces of your favourite spirit to a Collins glass, top with club soda and voila—a perfectly refreshing, sugar-free drink. Add a dash of lime wedge and enjoy your drink.
Essentials: whiskey, club soda
6. Champagne Cocktail
Bitters and a single sugar cube turn a plain glass of bubbly into a sparkling Champagne Cocktail. And at 102 calories, it’s the most guilt-free drink on this list.
Essentials: sugar cube, bitters, champagne
If you love Negroni and you are looking for a diet-friendly drink, just swap out the Negroni’s gin for soda water. At just 128 calories, this sparkling refresher is the perfect aperitif.
Essentials: campari, sweet vermouth, club soda