When you are on a diet, it will be difficult to go cold turkey on your alcoholic drinks. But, it can be difficult to refuse them on special occasions. However, we all know how much calories alcohol can pack. One shot of vodka has the same calories as 4 to 5 apples and most of us get through more than two shots of vodka. Imagine that calories with your pre drink meals. The calorie even stacks up when you order cocktails that contain multiple ingredients. Sugar and alcohol are a delicious combination, but completely unhealthy. The good news is there are easy ways to create low calorie versions of your favorite drinks without sacrificing its flavors. Here are some low calorie alcoholic drinks you can try!
Ginger Kombucha Cocktail
This may not seem like a drink you’d like to be sipping on a party, but this amazingly healthy and low calorie drink is great for cutting the calorie while still getting that buzz you need. This is made with fermented tea, yeast and sugar. If you are not familiar with kambucha, you should know that it is a great source of probiotics. It makes a great mixer due to its subtle, yet great taste. Mixing it with ginger flavors, vodka, mint and lemon make a fancy cocktail that will work well with your lazy after dinner chats or a get together. You can change up the mixture depending on how much alcohol, ginger flavor or kambucha you want. One glass of ginger kombucha cocktail is approximately 103 calories.
Coconut Water Champagne
This amazing, refreshing punch contains approximate 91 calories per glass. This is a great go to drink when having a few friends over or having a get together barbecue with the family. This punch combined with coconut water and fruit juice makes it a great refreshing drink for the summer. The coconut water can also help reduce the chances of hangovers. Just mix your choice of fruit flavoring, coconut water and champagne. Mix well and adjust to your preference. Stick some fresh berries, pineapples and kiwis in there to add some more flavor. Try this the next time you have a pool party!
Sparkling Fruit Sangria
Sangria is a great drinks for any social occasion. This combined with fruit creates a refreshing and strong drink. Get some fresh berries and oranges for this drink to pack in vitamin C to your drink. Mix in your favorite sangria and fruits and leave it to soak for a few hours. This will help the fruits absorb the booze, creating some great alcoholic snacks in between. Sparkling fruit sangria is usually 131 calories per glass.
Nothing says party like Margarita! Though, most margaritas contain high amounts of calories due to the sugar and alcohol content. Thankfully, there is a skinny version of this popular drink. Instead of getting something that is high in sugar and calories, get something fresh and low calorie. Fresh orange juice or any citrus alternative instead of powdered or concentrated juice can remove a lot of unwanted calories. You can substitute other fresh fruit juices to your drink.
Plain mimosa isn’t as high in calories, but this variation of this is a big crowd pleaser. This is a great drink to have with your friends at brunch or that late afternoon gathering. Simply combining fresh grapefruit juice and your choice of champagne will surely tickle your taste buds. Adding in some herbs such as thyme can add more flavor to the drink. Add some pizzazz to your drink by using strawberry as your garnish. You can add more drama to this by using it as a shake.
Vanilla Ginger Cocktail
If you prefer something a lot sweeter than your regular cocktail, why not try a vanilla ginger cocktail? This drink tastes like cotton candy in your mouth without adding too much calories. Simple mix diet ginger ale and vanilla vodka. Mix them together to your preference. Just make sure to use sugar free and diet versions of ingredients.
The basic rules of these low calorie drink is to ditch any high sugar mixes. Replace them with healthier sweeteners such as herbs and fruits. This will give you the buzz you want without packing on any unwanted calories. A simple tip you can use is to create your own simple syrup at home using stevia or honey. You can carry a small packet with you to add to your drinks when drinking out. Another home tip you can use is to use fresh juices instead of instant mixes or concentrated blends. It is more refreshing, had less sugar and a lot healthier.