Alcoholic Drinks with Low-calorie Content

Gagan Dhillon Nov 8, 2018
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To make your happy hours even more fun, having low-calorie alcoholic drinks or cocktails are your best bet. Have a look at some recipes for the same and also, find a list of low-calorie alcoholic drinks in this write-up.
So, it's Friday night and you want to go out and party as hard as you have worked this week. The devil on your left shoulder tells you to put your worries aside and drink to your heart's content, but the angle on the right constantly whispers the dreaded word 'CALORIES'. Feels much like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, doesn't it?
There are various low-calorie cocktails, and trust us you will still be able to achieve the state of being as tight as a tick. When it comes to alcoholic drinks with less calories, one doesn't need to compromise on taste like one has to do with low-calorie food. Being on a diet can be fun as far as alcohol is concerned.
Here's some good news for all you cocktail fans, there are some yummy low-calorie cocktails, such as
  • Sangria
  • Apple Martini Sour
  • Vodka and Soda
  • Mudslide
  • Gin and Tonic
Now, you must be wondering whether low-calorie beer is a myth or reality. The deal with regular beer is that it has calories ranging from 150 to 190. Light beer has calories ranging from 95 to 125 whereas ultra light beer has 65 to 95 calories.
If you are a beer guzzler, then pick light beer as your poison to keep the pounds at bay. Out of the different types of wine, white wine dry has the least amount of calories. Champagne too has very little calories, no wonder the glamorous love it!

Non-fattening Alcoholic Drink Recipes

These cocktails are simple and yet every guzzler's favorite. Gulp away as many low-calorie alcoholic cocktails as you want, the calorie count will take care of itself.

Bloody Mary

  • Vodka, 2 oz
  • Tomato Juice, 1 cup
  • Fresh Lime Juice, 2 ½ Tablespoons
  • Tabasco
Mix these ingredients, and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Pour into an ice-filled tall glass and garnish with lemon wedges.

Moscow Mule

  • Ginger Ale, 3 oz
  • Vodka, 1 oz
  • Lime Juice of half a lime
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour the chilled delight into a glass and serve.

Gin And Tonic

  • Diet Tonic Water, 6 oz
  • Gin, 2 oz
  • Fresh lime, 2 slices
Mix these mentioned ingredients into two ice filled glasses and bottoms up!

Sangria Pitcher

  • Splenda, 4 packets
  • Wine, 1 bottle (any)
  • Soda, 1 bottle
  • Fresh grapes and slices of peach, orange and lime
Dilute splenda into some water. Add it into the pitcher along with wine and the fruits. Stir well and chill. Top it up with soda before serving.

More Cocktails with Less Calories

If one has to list out low-calorie drinks, champagne would rule the roost followed by wine. Compared to other whiskey, the least amount of calories are present in whiskey sour, then we have white rum followed by vodka. When one is out drinking, it is best to avoid cocktails which have high sugar mixes.
Even a cocktail made of drinks with low-calories, like a long island iced tea, as the calories in it can be disastrous to your waistline. Let's take a look at the following list to compare the calorie content of some beverages.
Drinks and their Calories per oz:
  • Champagne: 65 - 70
  • White Wine Dry: 94 - 100
  • Whiskey Sour: 110 - 128
  • Vodka: 60 - 65
  • Rum: 62 - 66
  • Tequila: 60 - 65
  • Brandy: 60 - 64
  • Scotch: 61 - 65
  • Gin & Tonic: 180 - 185
  • Green Apple Martini: 144 - 148
  • Rum and Diet Coke: 98 - 102
  • Bloody Mary: 112 - 116
Next time be sure to order low-calorie alcoholic drinks and don't worry about the pounds. To stick to the diet, order low-calorie cocktails or just stick with neat whiskey or vodka. Either way you are going to have a blast. So, happy drinking!
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