There are plenty of good reasons to check out low calorie alcoholic drinks. Having a few drinks with friends or at any social gathering can be fun as well as relaxing when done responsibly. However, as the drinks flow the calories start to pile up and before we know it we have consumed way more calories than we planned on or wanted too. Luckily though, thanks to people experimenting and the internet we can now found low calorie alcoholic drinks.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Naming Names
If you have read the lowest calorie alcohol or the calories in vodka articles, you already know there are lots of calories in plain old alcohol all by itself. So, if you are trying to keep your caloric intake under control, it is a very good idea to pay attention to what you are mixing your drinks with so you don’t needlessly add a bunch more. Fortunately there are a tons of awesome tasting drink mixers that will add very few calories to your party self. The low calorie alcoholic drinks mentioned in this article involve vodka (of course!) and are tasty and sweet. You won’t even know that you are drinking less calories.
There is a Bloody Mary, Vodka club soda/Mio, Vodka Crystal Light/lime, Mango Martini with vodka. Then there are the traditional cranberry juice and vodka or diet cranberry juice and vodka. There are also plainer drinks like tonic water and vodka, your choice of a slice or lime or slice of sugar cane.
How To Make Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks
Most drinks are easy to make. Some may be a tad more difficult to make, but not by much. Though the ingredients will vary, you will have to plan ahead and shop for the ingredients beforehand.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Bloody Mary
A Bloody Mary is a tasty drink that contains a serving of vegetables. Not only does it contain a serving of vegetables it has only 7 carbohydrates, 129 calories and even contains fiber. And as if that wasn’t enough, this low calorie alcoholic drink is even in the South Beach Diet.
The items you will need is 1.5oz of vodka and 6oz of tomato juice. Also, you will need a tsp of fresh lemon juice, 1/8 tsp of celery salt, 3 drops of hot sauce as well as Worcestershire sauce. You will also need a small amount of pepper. Take a celery stalk, cut it down small enough to fit in your glass, salt, and a lemon wedge.
In a tall glass mix the vodka and tomato juice. Then add in the lemon juice mixing it well. Add in the other items and mix, tasting and adjusting to your desired taste. Add some ice to make it nice and cold, salt the celery and add it in the drink then stick the lemon wedge on the side. Easy, low calorie, and tasty.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Vodka club soda/Mio
Not all low calorie alcoholic drinks have to be full of vegetables, some are full of fruit instead. Like the Vodka with club soda/Mio. Make sure to use club soda because tonic can hold up to 130 calories by itself.
You will need 1 shot of vodka, an 8 oz glass, club soda, and a bottle of Mio, flavor depends on your taste. Also a fresh slice of lemon.
Put a few ice cubes in the glass and pour in the shot of vodka. Then fill the glass with club soda. The fresher the club soda is the more bubbles you will get. Then add in your favorite Mio flavor, about two squeezes should be good. There is grape, cherry, mango, peach flavors, so you can have many flavored drinks if you get tired of one. Then garnish the glass with the lemon slice. Not only is this a tasty drink, but it looks pretty as well.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Vodka and Crystal Light/Lime
Next is Vodka with Crystal Light/lime. Crystal Light has almost no calories and no sugar. And the best part is there are also many flavors of the Crystal Light juices, from lemonade, strawberry, to peach, orange, and even teas.
You will need you preferred flavor of Crystal Light already made and mixed in water. A shot of vodka, plain or flavored, and an 8 oz glass.
Add a couple of ice cubes to the 8 oz glass and pour in the shot of vodka. Add the cold Crystal Light you made, and cutting a lime, squeeze the juice into the glass. And there you have it, a low calorie and flavorful drink.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Vodka Mango Martini
This drink contains only 110 calories. It is fruity and tasty as well. Full of fruit and sweet, you won’t be able to tell the difference in taste.
You will need a low calorie and a low sugar mango juice. 4 oz of the mango juice, a cold martini shaker, 1.5 oz of vodka, pineapple/orange/lime juice. As well as a skinned and sliced piece of cucumber.
Add the 4 oz of mango juice into the martini shaker, the 1.5 oz of vodka. Add in a small amount of pineapple/orange/lime juice for taste. After, place the piece of cucumber into the shaker and then shake it well. Strain it and pour into a glass. Ice is optional.
Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Cranberry Juice and Vodka
Finally you have your traditional vodka drink, cranberry juice and vodka. Find a juice that has no added sugar and low calorie, or even diet will work. And it still contains antioxidants which are great for your body.
You will need sugar free and/or diet cranberry juice. Make sure it’s chilled. You will also need 1.5 oz of vodka, and 8 oz glass full of ice, and a slice of lime.
Pour the vodka in the 8oz glass and add the desired amount of cranberry juice. Garnish the glass with a slice of lime. And if you want something a little different, add only half the cranberry juice, same amount of vodka, but then fill the rest of the cup with club soda, garnish the glass with the slice of lime. Now you have a sparkling and sweet drink that is still low in calories.
Obviously, these are but a few of the low calorie alcoholic drinks that are available. The internet holds many recipes and you can also find tips and tricks from local bartenders. Sites like drinksmixer are always worth checking out for ideas. Or you can even experiment yourself. Just be sure to read the backs of all labels to see the nutritional values in the alcohol as well as the flavoring items. Just because you are on a diet or want less calories does not mean you have to miss out on flavor in your drinks.