9 Secrets to Low-Calorie Cocktails

Because "low-calorie cocktail" is not an oxymoron

Let's be honest, the idea that you were going to wake up on New Year's Day and kick-off that resolution to eat better and kill the carbs was a bit unrealistic. (Because if we're being really honest, you were probably still hungover from the night before, and wound up making yourself a big bacon, egg and cheese sandwich).

Also unrealistic is the notion that the habitual cocktail drinker on a diet has to forgo their go-to entirely. From Mimosas to Bloody Marys, there are several well-known cocktails that work for someone following a low-calorie regimen. Perhaps more useful than memorizing the list of low-calorie cocktail options is knowing how to make your drink more calorie-conscious (unless of course you favor Long Island Iced Tea, which packs a staggering 780 calories).

To help those who still want to be able to imbibe while they're slimming down, we've put together guidelines with helpful hints on how to create low-cal cocktails.

Click here for the Secrets to Low-Calorie Cocktails Slideshow.

Be a Part of the Conversation

Have something to say?
Add a comment (or see what others think).

Comments 1

Like this story? Get updates by email, facebook and twitter
Get daily food and wine coverage

Latest from The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal Video Network
Feed Me Wine With Keith Beavers: Opening and Pouring


selenar's picture

I would def suggest using light vodkas in your drinks like voli light vodkas, vodka has a lower calorie count

Add a Comment

Upload a picture of yourself no larger than 3MB, please see Terms for details
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Please answer this Captcha to prove you are human