After a long, arduous day at work, cocktails are a terrific way to relax. But if you’re someone who’s big on cutting down on your sugar and calorie intake, then alcohol is definitely off the table.
What if I told you, though, that you can still unwind over a glass of cocktail with some not so horrible-for-you ingredients? That’s right. Finding low-calorie cocktails that work with your diet can be difficult if you’re watching your weight and keeping track of your calories. So to help you out, we’ve listed 12 amazing cocktails that are sugar-free and low in calories for you to enjoy.
1. Watermelon Mojito
Although most mojitos contain a lot of sugar, the wonderful sweetness of this one comes from fruit. One cup of watermelon, a small bit of lime juice, rum, club soda, and mint leaves are all you need to make this cool beverage. Get the recipe here.
2. The Paloma
The Paloma is similar to a margarita, but instead of using orange and lime, you’ll use Fresca, a grapefruit-flavoured soda. In contrast to the orange flavour in the margarita, which lends a tangy sweetness, it leaves the drink feeling just as zesty and invigorating – but also adds a tinge of bitterness. This delightful concoction of grapefruit, lime, and tequila makes for a wonderful pick-me-up after work. If you prefer it more tart, feel free to use even less sugar than the teaspoon that is specified. Check out the recipe here.
3. Blueberry Mint Fizz
Super easy to make. Simply throw in the ingredients for this cocktail – which are blueberry vodka, club soda, mint leaves, half an ounce of St. Germain liqueur, and some fresh blueberries. Here is the recipe.
4. Cucumber Cooler Cocktail
Nothing cooler than a cucumber. Even without the added sugar called for in this recipe, it still comes together quickly and is light and delicious. This refreshing cocktail can be enjoyed every now and then without a hassle. Here is the recipe.
5. Skinny Sangria Spritzer
This drink is a favourite of anybody who enjoys a tipple, because of its stunning ruby red hue and wonderful flavour. The frozen triple berry blend and berry sparkling water give it a pleasantly tart, beautifully tangy mixed berry flavour. Citrus is also present because to the lemon and orange juices. Finally, you experience the deep strength of red wine as well as some mint’s freshness. This beverage has a number of appealing qualities. Click here for the recipe.
Just bourbon, water, lemon peel, and Angostura bitters are needed to make this traditional cocktail. I know I said sugar-free, but a little bit won’t hurt. A half teaspoon of sugar should work for this recipe, but you can change it to your preference. Here is the recipe.
7. Vodka and Soda
This vodka and soda recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a low-calorie beverage that’s zesty, crisp, and refreshing. With just your preferred sparkling soda, vodka, and a slice of lime, you can make it in less than 5 minutes. It contains a lot of lime and vodka flavour and is frothy. It will undoubtedly become likeable quickly. Check out the recipe here.
8. Mulled Wine
This mulled wine is excellent for those following most diets, because it is minimal in calories and carbs. It also doesn’t require nearly as much time to prepare as some mulled wines, requiring only 15 minutes. You’ll begin with a dry red wine foundation. Oranges, cranberries, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and erythritol are added to that. It has a dry, fruity, and holiday-like flavour. It can’t really be defeated. Here’s the recipe.
9. Gin and Tonic
The calories in a conventional gin and tonic are just under 200, but if you’re trying to lose weight, that can be a lot for one drink. So, exactly how can a gin and tonic be made low in calories and high in fibre? Two secrets exist. The first is to get gin of the highest calibre. Seriously, it doesn’t even really matter what you add to gin if it’s great to begin with. The second trick is to skip the diet tonic and instead use ordinary tonic, halving the amount you use and replacing it with club soda. It has almost half the calories and still tastes great. Check out the recipe here.
10. Bloody Mary
You can’t top the Bloody Mary if you like tomato, celery, and a little spice. Classics are classics for a reason, after all. This recipe only calls for seven ingredients, takes five minutes to prepare, and contains fewer than 150 calories. The ingredients are vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, celery salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Horseradish and any other garnish you choose can be added for a bit more flavour and substance (cocktail shrimp, celery stalks, olives, etc.). Here’s the recipe.
11. Raspberry Lemon Cocktail
The raspberry lemon cocktail has a raspberry flavour that is more intense, tarter, and slightly spicier than raspberry lemonade. This beverage is a great option if you’re searching for a fruity, tangy beverage that is especially cooling on a hot summer day. Though it contains more carbohydrates than someone following a low-carb diet may require, its calorie count isn’t too bad. Check out the recipe here.
12. Keto Peach Bourbon Smash
You can definitely taste the bourbon in this sweet and smoky cocktail, but don’t worry – the peach syrup also contributes to a wonderful balance. The best part is that it benefits both low-carb and low-calorie dieters. Click here for the recipe.
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