8 Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks You Can Consume on a Diet


Just because you are on a diet, it doesn’t mean you have to give up all the things you enjoy. One thing especially, alcoholic drinks, that have the potential to crush all your efforts in your diet. Luckily, there are some alcoholic drinks that not only taste great, but they will also align with your diet efforts. Here is a list of 8 low-calorie alcoholic drinks you can consume on a diet that will not impact your goal.

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1. The Market Berry Cocktail

The reason the market berry cocktail is high on our list of low-calorie alcoholic drinks is because it really tastes amazing. In any shaker, mix 8 berries and fill with some ice. Add a splash of vodka, club soda, honey syrup, and lemon juice.

Shake well and garnish the result you obtain with 4 berries. In short, muddled berries and vodka with a dash of honey is a sweet treat you can’t beat.

2. Vodka Seltzer with Lemon

One of the biggest misconceptions in the diet industry is that seltzer and tonic water are the same. However, tonic water can crush your diet because it is packed with both sugar and calories.

When it comes to low-calorie alcoholic drinks, seltzer and vodka with a slice of lemon or lime is a tasty combo. On top of that, this recipe will not derail your dieting efforts. The fruit adds the sugar boost that you lose from tonic water. In the end, it is the perfect cocktail to help you relax after a long day at work.

3. The Extra Spicy Bloody Mary

One of the biggest benefits of the extra spicy Bloody Mary is that you can add some healthy vegetables to your cocktail too. Olives and pickles add a unique flavor and make this one of the low-calorie alcoholic drinks you can have without losing all your efforts with your diet.

By making the cocktail extra spicy, you are less likely to drink too many. Moreover, you’ll also feel the need to savor a few sips of water between drinks too for extra hydration.

4. The Moscow Mule with Twist

Here’s a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Perfect for cooling off under a shade tree in the summer, all you need is vodka, ginger beer, lime, and plenty of ice. When you don’t use the simple syrup, this drink will only be around 80 calories.

5. Aged Scotch on the Rocks

Of all the low-calorie alcoholic drinks, aged scotch on the rocks is the easiest to make. Choose something like Macallan that is aged at least 12 years, and add plenty of ice. One glass can last the whole evening because it is strong enough that you are going to want to sip it to savor each mouthful. Among connoisseurs, it is a known fact that the ice propels the best taste of the scotch at the surface of your drink.

6. Silver Tequila on the Rocks

One reason that the silver tequila makes the list of low-calorie alcoholic drinks is because it has less sugar than brown tequila or any brown alcohol for that matter. Skip adding all those sugary mixes to the tequila.

Instead, simply pile in the ice cubes or seltzer water. Afterward, garnish your drink with a bunch of sliced oranges or limes to add some sweetness.

7. The Toned Down Mojito

When you purchase a mojito at the bar or restaurant, you can get it too sweet. This is a recipe that attracts more customers, but it can kill your diet for the day.

Instead, make your own mojito at home following a sugarless method. Simply add some extra lime to make up for the lack of sweetness. You could alternate adding extra mint in one glass and lime the next. Rest assured that both of them make up for the sweetness and result in a perfect cocktail each time.

8. Simple Glass of Sauvignon Blanc

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The doctor was right when he said a glass of wine a day is good for the body. The best way to enjoy the wine is with a meal. Therefore, a few sips in between healthy pasta or fish can go a long way.

The good thing about drinking the wine is that you are not going to overdo it to the point you can’t get up the next morning for yoga due to a hangover. This drinking option works great with a Mediterranean diet that takes care of your weight and heart health.

Final Word

These 8 low-calorie alcoholic drinks are delicious and will allow you to still enjoy yourself without wrecking your diet. If you have had success losing weight and enjoyed a few low-calorie cocktails along the way, please share your choice here so our readers can try them as well.

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