The UK is trying to make it a requirement to print calorie content on alcohol labels. Now we can feel bad about our decisions before we even crack open the bottle. We’ll have no choice but to think before we drink. But what options will leave us with a clear conscience? Beer is out, unless you go for one of those low-calorie/low-quality options, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice everything you love.
Wine is one of the lowest calorie alcoholic options out there. Red or White, you won’t have to worry too much about your waistline. Your inevitable hangover, however, is another story…
Scotch and vodka are solid options too. Throw one on some ice and sip away all night. Just be sure to pace yourself. If you’re used to mixed drinks these two will hit you hard.
Gin, rum, and whiskey are viable options too but they have nearly 3 times the number of calories that you’ll find in wine.
The real danger comes when you start to add in mixers. You think of them as just something to dilute your alcohol with, but those calories add up quickly. If you’re going to mix, it’s best to choose tonic water or a diet soda. They’ll still do a bit of damage, but at least you won’t be eating salad for the rest of the week to make up for them.