Drinks_0Sometimes, you just feel the need to consume cocktails without all of the extra whatever. You could be trying to stick to a diet, or just attempting to maintain your health—we get it. Either way, these tips and tricks for healthier boozing (we know that’s kind of an oxymoron) will help you along the way:

  1. Only use fresh-squeezed or 100% fruit juice
  2. Choose seltzer over other carbonated waters
  3. Make simple syrup with honey instead of sugar
  4. Replace sugar or flavored syrups with whole fresh fruits
  5. Choose light colored alcohol over dark to lower your risk of hangover…
  6. Stick to one shot per cocktail
  7. Aim for 8 oz. sized drinks
  8. Choose nutritious ingredients (i.e. ginger, coffee, and lemon)

Classic cocktail recipes that are under 200 calories:

Skinny Screwdriver (1 serving)

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 2 shots of fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • ice
  • seltzer

Pour vodka and orange juice into an ice-filled glass. Top with seltzer water.

Low-Cal Lime Margarita (1 serving)

  • Sea salt
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. light agave nectar
  • 1 lime wedge

Rim a margarita glass with sea salt and fill with ice. Set aside. Pour tequila, lime and orange juice and agave nectar into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake for at least 30 seconds, and then strain mixture into your glass. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Skinny White Russian (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 2 oz. almond milk

Add all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until mixture is chilled. Pour into an ice filled glass. 

 And if you’re not into cocktails…our favorite low calorie brewskies:

  • Carona Light (105 calories)
  • Sam Adams Light (119 calories)
  • Beck’s Light (64 calories)
  • Bud Light Lime (116 calories)
  • Guinness Draught (126 calories)