Thursday, August 16, 2012

10 Cocktails with 150 Calories or Less

A good way to lose weight is to limit your alcohol consumption. However, the school starts in 4 days and well...I'm in college :-D

Here is a list I found (courtesy of SparkPeople) of 10 cocktail recipes that contain 150 calories or less each. I will definitely be replacing the drink menu at my next party with these skinny versions! Happy drinking (but please drink responsibly)!

1. Cosmopolitan- 75 calories 0g fat:

Squeeze one wedge of lime and one wedge of orange into 1 ounces of cranberry flavored vodka. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Top with club soda and serve. 
2. Morning Mimosa- 75 calories 0g fat:

1 ounce of orange juice and three ounces of chilled champagne served in a champagne flute. 

3. Mini Margarita- 80 calories, 0g fat:

Squeeze a couple of lime and orange wedged into a margarita glass. Add one ounce of tequila and a splash of sweet and sour mix. Either serve on the rocks or blend. 

4. World's Easiest Cocktail- 75 calories, 0g fat:

Lighten up your next cocktail order by asking for a flavored vodka or rum on the rocks with club soda and a twist of lime. 

5. Poinsettia- 90 calories, 0g fat:

1/4 shot of triple sec, a dash of cranberry juice, and 3 ounces of champagne. Shake with ice and strain. Garnish with cranberries if desired. 
6. Bellini- 105 calories 0g fat:

Blend 2 ounces of white peach puree with 4 ounces of Prosecco. 

7. Strawberry Daiquiri- 130 calories, 0g fat:

Puree 1 cup of frozen strawberries in a blender (be sure to get real strawberries with no sugar added) with 1 ounces of light rum and a handful of ice cubes. 

8. Nada Colada- 140 calories, 0g fat:

Mix 1 ounce of coconut rum with 4 ounces of pineapple juice and top with club soda. Serve over ice. You could also blend the ice, run, and pineapple juice then top with club soda if you'd rather have the frozen version. 

9. New Cosmo- 140 calories, 0g fat:

4 ounces of cranberry juice, 1 ounce vodka, splash of orange juice, and a squeeze of lime juice topped with club soda. 

10. Spiced Cider with Rum- 150 calories, 0g fat:

Heat 6 ounces of apple cider with a whole clove, dash of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick on medium-high heat. Reduce to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and remove cinnamon stick and clove. Pour 1 ounce of rum into a mug and top with cider. 

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