Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

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Every year when summer rolls around, bartenders get asked by customers about which cocktails and mixed drinks are the lowest in calorie. Everybody wants a beach body in time for summer. (Hint: If you’re starting now, you’re too late!) In my opinion, if you are out drinking, losing weight is not really your priority. But, then I started thinking about the amount of calories that are in certain drinks and by making a few switches it really is possible to cut out quite a few calories. Here are some cocktail substitution ideas that will get your body ready for a bikini this year.


Mojito (160 calories, 15 g sugars)


LONG ISLAND ICED TEA (700 calories, 40 g sugars)

Skip the LIT and go for a Mojito and you’ll be saving 520 calories. That’s pretty substantial.


COSMOPOLITAN (150 calories, 12 g sugars)


MARGARITA (500 calories, 32 g sugars)

That’s a substantial difference – 350 fewer calories. Sure the drinks aren’t exactly the same, but the typical Margarita is loaded with calories and sugar due to the sweet & sour mix.


Bloody Mary (150 calories, 10 g sugars)


Pina Colada (625 calories, 75 g sugars)

This one is pretty much common sense. Avoid the sugary syrupy sweetness of the Pina Colada and you’ll save 475 calories.

With a little restraint and clear thinking, it’s possible to really reduce the amount of calories the next time you hit your favorite bar.

Source: Men’s Health

Photo by Frederic della Faille.

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