Cocktails can be a calorie bomb. Are there low calorie cocktails? How many calories might these have and how can we make them or have them made for us?
If you are on a diet or generally watch your calorie intake, this article is for you. Especially if you love cocktails, then it will be very helpful for your diet to learn some low calorie cocktails.
A few words about cocktails in general and low-calorie cocktails in particular
Low-calorie cocktails can be or become various drinks that are combined with other ingredients. Classic or exotic, mild, spicy, sweet or sour, cocktails usually appeal to people, especially women. Gin, vodka, rum, whiskey and tequila are combined with spirits, herbs, spices, fruit juices, syrups, sugar and even egg. And cocktails of many types result.
Below we present 10 low-calorie cocktails. They are either the original form of these drinks or modified versions that you can make yourself or have them make for you.
10 Cocktails with few calories
#1: Vanilla Vodka & Diet Ginger But· from the original cocktails with few calories
The first of our suggestions for low-calorie cocktails is quite special in its taste. Maybe you haven’t tried the cocktail in question yet and stick to other, more familiar and common ones like the margarita and the mojito.
Either way, we think it’s worth asking for a Vanilla Vodka & Diet Ginger Ale at the bar you’ll be at. In fact, give the instruction to use only one shot of the liqueur it contains. And then the total calories of the cocktail will not exceed 100. A very good number, isn’t it?
#2: Vodka or Jin with soda
It may not be a complex cocktail, but it could make the list of 10 low-calorie cocktails. To save on the calories and sugar of soft drinks, we recommend adding soda to your drink. Soda goes well with vodka and gin. The calories of a soda drink will be around 100.
#3: Strawberry Daquiri but a little different
The classic strawberry daciuri has more than 350 calories in one glass. If you really like it, it’s a shame to be deprived of it on the night you really crave it. However, if you want to watch your calorie intake, there is an alternative way to prepare it. One way that allows the Strawberry Daquiri to be on the list of 10 Low Calorie Cocktails. Of course, you can ask the bar man to make your drink that way.
More specifically, it needs you or the bartender to whip up a cup of strawberries in the blender. Along with 30 ml of rum, some liquid stevia and crushed ice. In this way, your favorite drink, which would normally be a calorie bomb, is transformed into a low-calorie cocktail. How many? Less than 100!
#4: Bloody Mary
In the well-known television series “Konstantinos and Elenis” we often hear the “waitress” say “A blandi meri, Nikola.”! It refers to the famous crimson cocktail. It owes its color to the tomato juice it contains.
If you’re not one of those people who think of it as tomato soup, we suggest drinking a glass of bloody mary when you want to order a cocktail. It has about 140 – 160 calories. Isn’t it good?
#5: Apple Martini
For apple lovers, this drink can be a favorite or one of the most frequently chosen. It is made from vodka and apple juice or alternatively vodka and apple liqueur. Apple Martini about 150 calories.
#6: Gin – Tonic
To save yourself the extra calories that the tonic burdens you with, you can ask for it to be replaced with soda and to add more lime to the combination. Its calories will not exceed 100.
#7: Watermelon vodka whistle: A quintessential low-calorie summer cocktail
Do you like watermelon? It is worth trying to make or have a cocktail made for you called Watermelon vodka fizz, in which watermelon plays a leading role.
To have almost 140 calories, its dosage is as follows: 30 ml of vodka, 30 ml of watermelon juice or liqueur, 10 ml of lime juice and 75 ml of lemonade or soda.
#8: Cosmopolitan light
The cosmopolitan is one of the favorite and certainly the most popular cocktails. Ask for this particular cocktail in a healthier and lighter version. It can be around 160 to 180 calories per serving when it contains vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice and triple sec.
#9: Mojito – one of the most popular cocktails
This very popular cocktail is created by mixing white rum, syrup, soda, mint or mint leaves and lime juice. A shot of rum has 100 calories. One tablespoon of sugar (the sugar is in the cocktail syrup) has 60 calories. We say this so that you can see how easily one can take in unnecessary calories. And how just as easily it can reduce them.
Our suggestion is to ask for this particular cocktail with stevia instead of sugar in the preparation of the syrup. Or add half the amount of syrup normally. Or add half the amount of syrup and half the amount of liquid stevia. Or, if you’re not a fan of sweet flavors, you can skip them altogether. In any case, your mojito will not exceed 150 to 200 calories.
For the end we have left one more special cocktail that can be up to 100 calories. Yes, you read that right! Through Instagram, this cocktail is becoming more and more famous. Contains rosé wine and vodka from drinks, strawberries as fruit, lemon juice and ice. Give it a try on your next outing!
In conclusion, you can drink low-calorie cocktails even on a diet.
These 10 cocktail alternatives we have given you we think can satisfy different tastes.
We want to emphasize that the solution to your night out is NOT to deprive yourself of your favorite drink. You can drink it once and not every night; you can limit yourself to one glass and not consume more; you can move to modified versions of them. What is certain is that there are ways, there are alternatives, as long as you want to look for it a little!
Of course, the dietitian who supervises you, if you are on a diet plan, is able to make other low-calorie cocktail recipes for you. And, having a comprehensive knowledge of your program, he can advise you more appropriately.
It is essential that you have done your meals properly before going out for drinks or cocktails.
A very big mistake that some of us make has to do with the combination of food and drink. And this concerns both those who are on a diet and those of you who are not on a strictly defined nutritional plan.
When we know we’re going out for a night out, we can dread the calories. Especially if we want to have cocktails, we may choose not to eat dinner or even afternoon to save calories.
However, our body and metabolism normally need the calories from food to function properly. And the ingredients of a healthy meal. Even when we are on a diet, as our dietician will advise us, none of the 5 main meals of the day should be skipped.
Since you prefer a low-calorie cocktail, it is recommended to have a light dinner.
Caution! A light meal does not mean either no meal or a small amount and therefore no satiety. These can lead to snacking on crisps, popcorn, fruit, cheese, cold meats and nuts with your drink. And this behavior is what will give you unnecessary calories. Not the drink, not the cocktail!
If you prefer to move in a glass of low-calorie cocktails (like the ones we presented above), it is important that you have eaten a suitable meal beforehand.
Some ideas are as follows:
- 1 bowl of green salad with 1 chicken breast, 1 teaspoon olive oil, lemon and optional 1 tablespoon low-fat mustard or mayonnaise
- 1 yogurt 2% fat with 2 breadsticks of your choice or 2 nuts
- 1 mixed salad with 100 grams of canned tuna in water, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, lemon and optionally 1 tablespoon of mustard or low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 slice of wholemeal toast bread, 30 grams of avocado, 1 boiled egg, salt and pepper
- 1 bowl of country salad (cucumber, tomato, onion, pepper) with either 5-6 olives or 60 grams of feta cheese, 1 wholemeal toast and 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt and oregano
- 1 pork or beef burger or with mixed minced meat and vegetables raw or grilled or boiled of your choice with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
After that we think you have a complete picture on the whole matter. We hope on your next outing you don’t deprive yourself but enjoy a low-calorie cocktail, since you’ve gone full / full before!