Best Alcoholic Drinks for Your Diet (Slideshow)
Box wine gets a bad rap, but if your foodie friends give you flack for drinking from a spigot, tell them that your 5 ounce, 12.5 ABV glass of red only has 105 calories, about 50 less than theirs.
These whites are 13.5 ABV and have around 112 calories per glass. Not a huge difference from regular whites, which typically have about 15 more calories per 5 ounces.
No brand necessary. Champagne is one of the most chic drinks around and also one of the most calorie friendly. A 5 ounce glass is 12.5% ABV and only has around 110 calories. Be sure and buy Brut, which means that no sugar has been added.
It’s basically a white wine cocktail in a bottle, and while it has lower ABV (6.5%), this blend of sparkling water and sauvignon blanc has only 62 calories per 5 ounce glass.
Look, light beer is gross, and regular beer has a lot of calories. It’s a sad situation, really. But for full flavor and only 130 calories per bottle, this is a really nice, barbeque-ready beer.
Who knew Guinness was one of the easiest full calorie beers on the waistline? One 12 ounce glass of Guinness is only 128 calories.
Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, has long been suggesting prickly pear for its blood sugar lowering effects. Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria have found in a small study that prickly pear decreased blood glucose by 11 percent.
Another of Christine Dionese’s elegant, low cal creations, this bright beverage uses St. Germain, a very smart mixer with just 80 calories per ounces and just 18 percent sugar by volume.