Dieting is hard enough as it is, but it’s especially hard when the mercury rises and all you want to do is sit outside with a refreshing cocktail!
The frozen cocktails that are popular in the summer, like margaritas, daiquiris, and pina coladas, typically have upwards of 500 calories per drink.
But if you do want to indulge (responsibly, of course) without packing on the pounds, try these low calorie summer cocktail recipes:
Skinny Peach Tea
Long Island iced teas are one of the worst cocktails you could drink because of the multiple liquors, sour mix, and cola used to make them. We recommend switching over to this beverage instead.
Just combine 2 ounces of Van Gogh Blue Vodka and 4 ounces of diet Snapple Peach Tea, shake vigorously, and you’ll have the same great taste with only 133 calories!
Farmers Market Margarita
Not only is this much lower in calories than a typical margarita, it also includes fresh, healthy ingredients.
Just add 1.25 ounces of Corzo Silver, 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro, 4 slices of fresh cucumber, 2 slices of fresh jalapeno, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 2 ounces distilled water, and 2 packets of artificial sweetener into a mixing glass with ice.
Shake, and serve over the rocks in an 8 ounce glass, garnished with a lime wheel, for a tasty treat that’s just 99 calories!
Sake is one of the most natural alcoholic beverages available. It’s made with just water, rice, yeast, and koji (a type of steamed rice that’s had mold spores cultivated onto it – less gross than it sounds).
Combine 2 ounces of sake, 1 once orange juice, and a splash of champagne, and you’ll have a refreshing drink that’s only 120 calories!
Remember, alcohol dehydrates you, so be sure to drink plenty of water while imbibing, and never drink and drive!
If you or someone you know has a drinking problem, use Vitals to find an Addiction Medicine Specialist for the appropriate help.
Sources: shape.com and sake-world.com