During the holiday season, the number of parties, dinners, and special gatherings people attend tends to increase. This is why the holidays are often associated with weight gain. If you’re focused on losing weight or maintaining your low-calorie diet plan, finding the right alcohol for your cocktails can be challenging. Here are a few drinks that will help you stay on track.
Top 4 Low-Calorie Cocktails to Try This Season
1. Vodka Soda
Soda water is the perfect mixer for alcohol when you’re counting calories. This zero-calorie bubbly water lets you enjoy a drink without worrying about its effects on your waistline. Vodka mixed with sparkling water, ice, and a lime garnish usually has around 96 calories per 1.5 ounces of alcohol.
2. Rum & Diet Soda
When sugary rum is your liquor of choice, use diet cola as a mixer. Diet soda is sweet, but has no calories, sugar, or fat. Mixed with rum and ice, it has roughly 97 calories per 1.5-ounce of liquor.
3. Skinny 75
A standard champagne flute holding 4 ounces usually contains about 84 calories, far fewer than many other alcohol options. As such, champagne cocktails will help you stay within your diet plan.
This play on the classic French 75 contains a 0.5 ounce of gin, champagne, a touch of sugar, and lemon zest. True to its name, it only contains about 75 calories.
4. Gin & Tonic
When you’re looking for a classic beverage, choose the gin and tonic. The combination only contains about 61 calories with a single shot of gin. You can further lower this number by choosing a diet tonic water.
Do you need to stock up on your favorite alcohol for the holidays? If so, Evergreen Liquor Store provides a robust mix of wine and spirits. Based in Kalispell, MT, right across the street from McDonald’s, this liquor store has been serving customers for over three decades. Visit their website to learn about their monthly specials or call (406) 755-1408 to ask what they have in stock.