Watch What You Drink: 4 Low-Calorie Cocktails

4th November 2016

Long week working in the city and all you want is a night out to unwind or enjoy a party at home especially since catering in Manila is extremely convenient these days. You deserve a treat, a nice dinner either with someone special or a few of your closest friends, paired with the cuisine you have been craving all week long. This is then followed with a few drinks in your favorite bar or back at your place for a more comfortable vibe. However, you wouldn’t want to indulge too much and feel guilty the next day about all those calories you drank. So put down that beer, vodka, or whiskey. Instead, make these cocktails that will ease your mind and let you drink freely:

Peach Mint Mojito

Let’s start with something refreshing, full of flavor, and as simple as can be. It starts with ¼ cubed peach, 10 mint leaves, half a lime that is sliced in wedges, all mixed in 1oz of Bacardi Rum. Top it off with some ice and 6oz Clementine Izze. With that much flavor can you believe that this mojito is just under 150 calories?

(Source: http://www.glowkitchen.com/2012/09/peach-mojito/)

(Source: http://www.glowkitchen.com/2012/09/peach-mojito/)

Strawberry Sparkler

This is a drink that can substitute your usual vodka cranberry just to keep things fresh. To make this, slice two large strawberries and put them in a glass along with about 3-4 Basil leaves. Add some ice and 2 ¼ oz. of Vodka to the mixture. Finish it off with some soda water and you have a drink that isn’t even 100 calories!

Skinny Margarita

For margarita lovers out there, here’s a classic without all the guilt that comes with it. Begin making some skinny margarita with a shot of tequila, 1 ½ oz of lime juice, ½ oz of fresh orange juice, ½ oz of water, and 2 teaspoons of agave nectar or honey. Take a cocktail shaker and combine all these ingredients with a good 15 second shake. Strain the mixture over a glass of ice and serve this drink that is just under 120 calories.

(Source: http://fedandfit.com/2012/02/21/the-fed-and-fit-skinny-margarita/)

(Source: http://fedandfit.com/2012/02/21/the-fed-and-fit-skinny-margarita/)

Slim Screwdriver   

If it’s hot outside and you need a nice cool drink, then try making a slim screwdriver cocktail! Take a glass of ice and add a shot of vodka of your choice. Then, fill quarter of the glass with orange juice and the rest with diet soda of your choice. Finish it off with a slice of orange on the glass. This is how you beat a hot day in less than 90 calories.

These are the many options of cocktails that you can have, covering the most common types such as tequila, rum, and vodka. None of these cocktails even come close to 200 calories so you can relax and drink them without worrying about how they might affect your body and weight. Now enjoy what could be the start of your weekend in town or a simple party at home and free your mind of the worries of indulging in your favorite cocktail, of course, in moderation.

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