Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Indulge Without the Guilt
It’s no secret that when it comes to alcohol, most drinks tend to be high in calories. But just because you’re watching your calorie intake doesn’t mean you have to give up alcohol entirely! There are some delicious low-calorie alcoholic drinks out there that will help you indulge without the guilt.
Introduction to Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks
When it comes to alcohol, it’s easy to forget that it contains calories. Most alcoholic drinks are full of sugar and empty calories, which can easily add up. Luckily, there are some options out there that can help you indulge without overindulging. Low-calorie alcoholic drinks are a great way to enjoy alcohol without having to worry about calories.
These low-calorie drinks are usually made with light beer, low-calorie mixers, and low-calorie spirits. They usually contain fewer than 100 calories per serving, so you don’t have to worry about them adding up too much. And the best part is that they can still be delicious!
Reasons to Indulge in Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks
There are many reasons to indulge in low-calorie alcoholic drinks. They are a great way to save calories and money. But there are also many other benefits to drinking low-calorie drinks.
First of all, low-calorie drinks tend to be lower in alcohol content, which means that you can enjoy a few drinks without having to worry about getting too drunk.
Another great reason to indulge in low-calorie drinks is that they are usually healthier than regular alcoholic drinks. Many low-calorie drinks are made with natural ingredients, which means that they can be a healthier option.
Finally, low-calorie alcoholic drinks can be a great way to enjoy a night out without having to worry about gaining weight. They are a great alternative for those who want to enjoy the social aspect of drinking without having to worry about calories.
Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks Recipes
Lime Margarita | 248 Calories
- 1 lime wedge, (+2 lime wheels for garnish)
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt for glass rims
- 4 ounces of high-quality Blanco Tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
Run a lime wedge around the rims of 2 margarita glasses and then dip in course salt. Combine the Triple Sec, Tequila, ice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined and cooled. Place fresh ice in glasses, then strain the margarita mix into each glass. Serve with lime wheels as a garnish.
Vodka Soda | 133 Calories
- 4 oz club soda (or your favorite Sparkling Soda)
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 slice lime
Start by filling a glass with ice cubes and pouring in the vodka followed by soda water. Gently stir the two together before squeezing in a lime wedge for some added flavor. Give it one final stir to combine the three ingredients. Serve
Mulled Wine | 178 Calories
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2-star anise
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste
- optional garnishes: citrus slices, extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise
Mix the ingredients together. Wine, brandy, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and 2 tablespoons of sugar should be combined in a large saucepan. Stir until well-combined. Over medium-high heat, the mulled wine should be brought to a gentle simmer. You don’t want the alcohol to boil off, so don’t let it bubble. For 15 minutes to three hours (Depending on how rich you want it to be), reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer the wine. The taste gets stronger the longer it simmers. Using a fine mesh sieve, remove and throw away the cinnamon sticks, orange slices, star anise, and cloves. If extra sugar is needed, taste the spiced wine and add as needed.
Gin and Tonic | 96 Calories
- 2 ounces gin
- 4 ounces of tonic water
- Garnish: 2 lime wheels
Start by filling a glass with ice cubes and pouring in the vodka, followed by soda water. Gently stir the two together before squeezing in a lime wedge for some added flavor. Give it one final stir to combine the three ingredients
Moscow Mule | 182 Calories
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ice cubes
- ½ cup ginger beer
- 1 lime wedge for garnish
Add ice cubes and ginger beer to a mug with the vodka and lime juice. Stir and combine.
Tequila Sunrise | 232 Calories
- 2 ounces Blanco Tequila
- 4 ounces of orange juice
- 1/4 ounce grenadine
- Garnish: orange slice and cherry
In a cold highball glass with ice, pour in the tequila and the orange juice. Place the grenadine on top (it will layer and sink to the bottom of the glass). Add a cherry and an orange slice as garnish.
Drinking Low-Calorie Tips!
If you’re looking to cut back on calories, there are a few tips you can follow. First of all, stick to drinks that are made with low-calorie mixers. Avoid drinks that are made with sugary mixers like soda or juice. Also, try to limit yourself to one or two drinks per night. This will help you keep your calories in check. Finally, try to choose low-calorie drinks that are lower in alcohol content. This will help you avoid getting too drunk and will help you keep your calories in check.
Low-calorie alcoholic drinks are a great way to enjoy a drink without having to worry about calories. They are usually made with light beer, low-calorie mixers, and low-calorie spirits. They are also lower in alcohol content, which means that you can enjoy a few drinks without having to worry about getting too drunk.
If you’re looking for low-calorie alcoholic drinks, stop by Cox’s and Evergreen Liquors for your cocktail needs! We have a great selection of low-calorie drink ingredients that you can enjoy without the guilt.