Drinking on a Diet Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

Drinking on a Diet: Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

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What are some low-calorie cocktail recipes to enjoy on a diet?

  1. Skinny Hot Buttered Rum
  2. The Tropical Garden
  3. Celery Cilantro Cocktail
  4. Raspberry Mint Mojito
  5. Swiss Fashion
  6. Coconut Mojito
  7. Jim’s Lemonade
  8. Paloma

 

  Some of us have cut many items off our list of favorite drinks and food to consume due to committing to a strict diet. You should have no reason to be disappointed with the thought of having to stray away from cocktails because this list contains a number of amazing low-calorie cocktail recipes that can fit even the most rigid of nutrition plans. Check out some of the best drinks that will not compromise your diet!

 

Skinny Hot Buttered Rum

Skinny Hot Buttered Rum

  This low-calorie cocktail recipe will surprise you with its delicious flavor and the minimal amount of calories. With a total of 243 calories, you won’t have to worry too much about putting on a few pounds after enjoying your own glass. Usually served during Christmas, there’s nothing wrong with having this drink any season you want.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of rum

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Bring the mix to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  4. Whisk the ingredients thoroughly and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Then pour in the cup of rum.

 

The Tropical Garden

The Tropical Garden

  A twist from the widely popular margarita, this citrus flavored drink adds a tropical touch to the already great cocktail drink. If you’re counting your calories and you want to enjoy a cold refreshing cocktail, the Tropical Garden is the perfect cocktail to help you cool down. It’s great to know that a glass of this only contains 150 calories. Perfect, right?

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of rum
  • 1/2 ounce of mango juice
  • ½ ounce of banana juice
  • 1 ounce of watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce of mint syrup

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine the mango juice, banana juice, and watermelon juice into a shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Pour the mix into a highball glass.
  5. Then add the rum.
  6. Serve with ice.

 

Celery Cilantro Cocktail

Celery Cilantro Cocktail

  Those who love cocktails but have dedicated themselves to a strict calorie diet have no reason to completely sacrifice consuming a little bit of liquor here and there. This Celery Cilantro cocktail only consists of 135 calories per serving! Thanks to the celery and delicious flavor, the delicious and diet-friendly cocktail captivates the taste of its drinkers thanks to its rich aroma.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of Absolut Blue
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • 5 small pieces of celery
  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of carbonated water

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine the celery and cilantro into a mixing glass.
  3. Muddle the celery and cilantro with the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Add the carbonated water.
  6. Garnish with what’s left of the celery and cilantro (Optional).

 

Raspberry Mint Mojito

Raspberry Mint Mojito

  Sweet and refreshing, nothing beats enjoying a cold glass of mojito during any time of the day. For those worried about sugary bar drinks containing lots of calories, we’ve got your back. This raspberry mint mojito recipe totally ditches the use of sugar, decreasing the total number of calories into just 180!

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime
  • 2 ounces of Bacardi white
  • 1 cup of ice
  • ½ cup of carbonated water

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a glass, muddle the mint leaves and raspberries with the lime juice and Bacardi white.
  3. Add the cup of ice into the glass and top it off with the carbonated water.
  4. Add some mint leaves or fresh raspberries to garnish (Optional).

 

Swiss Fashion

Swiss Fashion

  This recipe is for those who want a low-calorie drink with a nice kick. This isn’t just your regular bar drink, the Swiss Fashion is a mix of sweet, citrusy, and herbal flavors that only contain around 130 calories. This is a great choice for liquor enthusiasts with high-tolerance. A perfect drink to enjoy at night to help you relax and unwind.

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon of Absinthe
  • ½ teaspoon of water
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • 4 dashes of orange juice
  • 2 ounces of Southern Comfort
  • 1 Lemon peel

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine the sugar, water, orange juice, and Southern Comfort.
  3. Stir well.
  4. In an old-fashioned glass, pour the mix.
  5. Add the absinthe into the mix.
  6. Add ice.
  7. Garnish with the lemon peel.

 

Coconut Mojito

Coconut Mojito

  We all know that a glass of mojito is one of the most soothing cocktails in the world. Coconut is also a well-known refreshing drink as well. Concocting your own mojito cocktail is the best way to enjoy a delicious and low-calorie drink. Consisting of only 136 calories, it’s one of the simplest and lowest drinks on our list.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of fresh mint
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • ¼ cup of white rum
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • carbonated water

Directions:

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. In a shaker muddle the fresh mint and lime wedges.
  3. Then add the simple syrup, white rum, and coconut water.
  4. Add ice and shake carefully until the mix is chilled.
  5. Then strain over a glass filled with ice.
  6. Top the mix with carbonated water.

 

Jim’s Lemonade

Jim's Lemonade

  A perfect balance between sweet and sour can be wonderfully experienced with Jim’s Lemonade. This fragrant drink is enjoyed by many due to its aroma and mild flavors. With only 168 calories, it’s difficult to resist enjoying more than a glass or two of Jim’s Lemonade. The refreshing taste is perfect for a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Jim Beam
  • 1/3 ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • Basil leaves to Garnish
  • Lemon Wedge to Garnish

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, add the Jim Beam, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Add ice into the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Then garnish with the basil leaves and the lemon wedge.

 

Paloma

Paloma

  If you’re looking for a worthy margarita alternative, then you should try whipping up a Paloma. This lovely tangy and sour drink’s flavorful taste is complemented by the salted rim of its glass. You can barely taste the tequila in this mix due to the combination of sugar, lime, and grapefruit. Relatively strong, it’s no cocktail recipe to take lightly. This low-calorie drink contains only 190 calories per serving.

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt
  • Grapefruit wedge
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ cup of tequila
  • ¼ cup of club soda

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour some kosher salt on a plate.
  3. Rub half of the rim of a highball glass with the grapefruit wedge.
  4. Dip the rim in the salt.
  5. On a separate glass, mix the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar.
  6. Stir the mix until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Add the tequila, club soda, and ice, then stir once more.

 

Key Takeaway

  You don’t have to deny yourself some of the best things in life just because you have made the decision to establish some personal restrictions on yourself. These are the perfect drinks for those who want to enjoy liquor despite being on a diet. If you’re looking for the best liquors to craft your own mixes, click here for Alcoline’s product list!

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