7 ‘Keeping it Light’ Adult Beverages


7 ‘Keeping it Light’ Adult Beverages

With bars closed and restaurants with bars now on curfew, we are keeping our holiday celebrations small at home. And let’s be honest, some of us might even be imbibing a bit more often just because! So I would not dare tell you not treat yourself occasionally, but I can at least offer you some adult beverage options that won’t bust the waist line.

But remember, the most important things are to drink responsibly and set limits, don’t drink and drive, and drink water throughout the night between your adult beverages.

Here are my top 7 ‘Keeping it Light’ Adult Beverages with calorie content and recipes:

  1. Champagne
    Serving Size: 5oz
    Calories: 105
    Recommendation: Korbel Extra Dry
  2. Bourbon Old Fashioned
    Serving Size: 1 recipe
    Calories: 167
    Recipe: Add sugar cube and 2 splashes of Angostura bitters to an Old Fashioned glass and crush. Pour 2 oz of bourbon and a splash of club soda over and stir. Add ice (or 1 big ice cube if you’re feeling fancy) and garnish with orange slice and cherry if desired.
  3. Dirty Martini
    Serving Size: 1 recipe
    Calories: 125
    Recipe: 1 ½ ounces gin or vodka, 1/3 oz dry vermouth, 1/3 oz olive brine or green olive juice. Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with 2 to 4 olives (for an extra 6 calories per olive)
  4. Guinness
    Serving Size: 12oz
    Calories: 125
  5. Moscow Mule Light
    Serving Size: 1 recipe
    Calories: 79
    Recipe: In a copper mug, mix together 1 oz vodka, 4 oz diet ginger beer (Gosling’s is good), 2 T fresh lime juice, and ice.
  6. Blueberry Spritzer
    Serving Size: 1 recipe
    Calories: 117
    Recipe: Stir together ½ c blueberry juice, 2T lime juice, ¼ c champagne, and 1t sugar. Pour over ice. Top with 5 fresh blueberries.
  7. Michelle’s Skinny Coco Faux-jito
    Serving Size: 1 recipe
    Calories: 101
    Add 2 T fresh mint leaves and 2 T fresh lime juice to glass and muddle until leaves are crushed. Add 1 ½ oz Malibu Rum and 6oz diet ginger ale or club soda. Fill glass with ice and stir. Enjoy!

These are just a few options of our low-calorie cocktail options – but I have tons more if you are looking for something to treat your palate.
And feel free to share your favorite low calorie, low carb adult beverage recipes with us, too!

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