Low Calorie Cocktails

 

From the bar to the scale; these work best!

Light beers:  Amstel Light 95 cals., Bud Light 95 cals., Michelob Ultra 95 cals., Miller Light 96 cals., Yuengling Light Lager 96 cals., Yuengling Light 98 cals., Coor’s Light 102 cals. Lower cal beers ( 50 or less ) don’t always work. Their lower alcohol content leads to more beers.

Mixed Drinks: all calories reflect a jigger(1.5 oz. of liquor)

Bacardi light rum and diet coke  98 cals.

Jack Daniels & diet Coke   106 cals.

Jameson & Diet ginger ale   106 cals.

Bacardi Raz & Diet Sprite    102 cals.

Vodka & Diet tonic     106 cals.

Gin & Diet tonic   112 cals.

Tequila & Fresca (lime wedge)  106 cals.

Vodka Martini with olives  250 cals.

Gin Martini with olives  175 cals.

Whiskey sours are traditionally made with bourbon, but any kind of blended whiskey will work. Speaking personally, I’m a fan of Jack Daniels sours — yum!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 jigger (1.5 oz or 3 tablespoons) bourbon or other whiskey (nutritional analysis uses 80 proof)
  • 1 jigger lemon juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
  • 1 jigger water
  • Artificial sweetener with the equivalent of 3 tablespoons sugar
  • I assume a zero-carb sweetener such as liquid sucralose for the analysis

Preparation:

Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-full of ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass (rocks glass, sour glass, Martini glass, or whatever glass you want!) Traditionally, whiskey sours are garnished with a Maraschino cherry, but they are two grams of carb each! I recommend garnishing with a small lemon wedge or curl of lemon peel.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3 grams effective carbohydrate and 106 calories.

Lynchburg Lemonade is a great summer drink. Unfortunately, it is also loaded with sugar (standard recipes have up to 40 grams of sugar, between the soda, the sweet and sour mix, and the orange liqueur). This recipe has three grams of carb from the lemon and lime juices. It also has fewer than half the calories of standard recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 jigger (1.5 oz or 3 tablespoons) Jack Daniels whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • a few drops of orange extract
  • 1 cup diet lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite or 7up)

Preparation:

Pour ingredients into a glass. Add ice, and stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3 grams effective carbohydrate and 107 calories.

Have these on the rocks or “neat”……

Most 80 proof liquors:  64 cals/ fl. oz.

Scotch

Vodka

Gin

Bourbon

Tequila

Rum

Same liquors 90 proof:  73 cals./ fl. oz

Same liquors 100 proof:  82 cals./ fl. oz

Always Drink Responsibly People. Cheers 🙂

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