Trying to watch your calorie intake but your calendar shows that you are having a sip session coming along with your loved ones soon? Before you decide to not have a drink, ( or if you could not say no to one) you may like to consider ordering from our list of low-calorie cocktails during the party. Or if you are having the party at your place, these easy and delicious cocktail recipes are low in calories and packs a punch. We are pretty sure that you will not be regretting having them at the party alongside the suggested complementing nibbles for sure. Read on!
The Classic Gimlet: 178 calories
If you have some delish gin, we say go all out and serve up the classic gimlet. All you have to do is to combine 60ml of gin, 25ml of fresh lime juice and 25ml of agave in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir the mixture vigorously with a long cocktail spoon till the shaker is really cold to touch and strain it into the serving glass of your choice. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve immediately.
Pair this drink with Caprese skewers if you would like! The mix of basil, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls with this cocktail is heavenly.
Martini: 176 calories
A classic and super easy drink to make, which cannot go wrong in any situation, even for the weighing scale. Just watch how many glasses you down cause we know that it can be really easy to guzzle them down. Go with 75ml of gin, 15ml of dry vermouth and garnish with a lemon peel twist or a small skewer of olives.
Gin And Tonic: 148 calories
Alternatively, bring the calorie intake down a notch with a refreshing Gin and Tonic. Easy and super delicious if you were to ask us. All you will need is ice cubes, 90ml of gin, 120ml of tonic and 2 slices of lemon. Pop them all in a slim and tall glass (perhaps with a fancy flexi straw) and you are ready to serve!
As for the snack, we think cucumber sandwiches are amazing with it. But would not be a surprise if a platter of cold shrimp and calamari help you to seal the deal to make this drink.
Old Fashioned: 154 calories
If you love whiskey and not going neat this time around, we say shake things up by dousing 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup, 2 dashes of bitters and 60ml of rye whiskey or bourbon over a globe of ice in an old fashion glass. Garnish with a piece of orange peel and serve immediately.
Roasted almonds or roast duck slices are a match-make for a glass of this cocktail.
Sazerac: 136 calories
Whip up glasses of Sazerac if your guests and you are pretty serious about whiskey. The recipe goes, 60ml rye whiskey, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, ½ teaspoon of absinthe, 4 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters and 1 dash of Angostura bitters. And what better way to complement the deep and robust flavours of this than a plethora of roast meat or dark chocolates?
Vodka Soda: 96 calories
Ordering or making a vodka-based cocktail already have you a headstart in cutting down on calories. Keep the good work up by topping it with club soda and a squeeze of lemon instead of mixers like cranberry syrup, orange juice or any other sweet alternatives. If you need one, drop in a couple of strawberry slices to naturally sweeten things up and keep this low-calorie cocktail a winning one for you. Since soda water has zero calories, all you have to account for is the vodka. So watch out if you are ordering a flavoured version of this alcohol! It may be a touche more than 96.
In glass three quarter-filled with ice cubes, mix in 60ml vodka, 120ml soda and 2 slices of lemon or lime. Stir and serve immediately. For the strawberry version, simply remove a slice of the chosen citrus and add in sliced strawberries, about 2 whole medium sized strawberries worth. Serve this drink alongside a serving of sauteed mushrooms. Yums!
Mojito: 168 calories
Swap your mai tai and/or LIT to a refreshing and invigorating mojito instead. Why? Well, it is your best bet to get your rum desires fixed without the burdening calorie count! Give this quick and easy recipe if you are making it at home.
In a highball or collins glass, first, muddle 10 fresh mint leaves alongside 2 teaspoons of honey and juice of one lime. Next, add 60ml of white rum, and fill the glass with crushed ice till the ⅔ mark. Top it off with club soda, give it a stir and serve immediately.
Pair this minty drink with some spiced nuts or meat skewers ( think lamb or chicken) for a hearty combination.
Champagne: 90 calories
Brunch is always a good idea for the weekend. And if you are planning to serve up alcohol for brunch, nothing can be better than bubbly. To make it even fancier, keep your guests’ serving cold with frozen strawberries or blueberries. Keep brunch light and refreshing with grilled white fish, salad and perhaps a do-it-yourself muesli selection if you are all out to maintain your figure and still have a tipple or two. Enjoy!