10 Low Calorie Cocktails To Make At Home


Between remembering to text that special someone back and counting how many hours are left until work, it’s hard to add calorie counting to a fun night of drinking. Now you don’t have to with our 10 Low-Calorie Cocktail Ideas You Can Make At Home.

1. Coconut Rum and Diet Soda

77 Calories

(Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

This might be surprising, but coconut rum doesn’t have as many calories as regular rum. So update that rum and coke to a low-calorie cocktail option. Drinking diet makes the soda 0 calories so you only have to count the calories from the rum.

Ingredients:

Coconut Rum 1 1/2 OZ

Diet Soda Any Amount

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

2. Vodka Soda

100 Calories

(Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Simple and delicious. If you like keeping it classy, the recipe below is super-fast to learn. If you like it a little more fancy get flavored vodka and/or flavored soda water. That way you can still get a sweet flavor without all the calories.

Simple and delicious. If you like keeping it classy, the recipe below is super fast to learn. If you like it a little more fancy get a flavored vodka and/or flavored soda water. That way you can still get a sweet flavor without all the calories.

Ingredients:

Vodka 1 1/2 OZ

Soda Water Any Amount

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

3. Gin and Tonic

103 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

When people talk about a hangover free night, G and T is the first drink that comes up. It’s smooth enough to not need a chaser but isn’t sweet where you get a headache after drink two. It’s a classic, that’s easy to make or find anywhere.

Ingredients:

Gin 1 1/2 OZ

Tonic 5 OZ

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

4. Reverse Manhattan

107 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

The low-calorie cocktail fraternal twin of the Manhattan is the reverse Manhattan. Instead of the regular 2 OZ of Bourbon to 1 OZ Sweet vermouth switch the amounts and you can make this and many other low-calorie cocktails on any night. Delicious and has the bonus it sounds amazing when you’re trying to impress your friends.

Sweet Vermouth 2 OZ

Bourbon (or whiskey) 1 OZ

Angostura bitters 2 Dashes

Cherry Garnish

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

5. Original Martini

123 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

If you are ever looking at a liquor store shelf unsure of what to make at home, think Original Martini. It makes you look sophisticated even on a trashy night in and keeps the calories low. Don’t forget to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw.

Ingredients:

Gin 1 1/2 OZ

Vermouth 1/2 OZ

Orange Bitters 1 Dash

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

6. Skinny Screwdriver

125 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Instead of the usual 181 calories for a typical Screwdriver, this drinks low-calorie cocktail option is 125 calories. Which makes a difference after the mandatory three drink minimum when brunching with friends.

Ingredients:

2 OZ Orange Vodka

3 OZ Sparkling Water

Garnish with an orange slice

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

7. French 75

141 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Turn up your jazz and make the French 75. Originally created in 1915 this drink has history, which you can taste in every sip. So sit back, turn on those records, and make a 141 calorie french 75 that is guilt free.

Ingredients:

Champagne 2 OZ

Lemon Juice 1/2 OZ

Gin 1 OZ

Simple Syrup 2 Dashes

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

8. Rob Roy

145 Calories 

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Channeling your inner sexy 1860’s executive? After a long day of work, it’s nice to wind down while staying professional and under your calorie budget. This is one of our low-calorie cocktails that will have even Don Draper asking for a sip.

Ingredients:

Scotch (or any whiskey) 1 1/2 OZ

1 1/2 OZ Scotch whiskey

Angostura Bitters 1 Dash

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

9. Mojito

150 Calories 

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Easily ordered at any bar or restaurant, and just as simple to make at home. The Mojito one of the best lifestyle low calorie cocktails that makes everyone think you actually know a thing or two about life.

Ingredients:

White Rum 1 1/2 OZ

Sugar 2 Teaspoons

Lime Juice 1 OZ

Soda Water Up to top of glass

Mint 6 Leaves

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

10. Vanilla Vodka and Ginger Ale

158 Calories

(Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

This is a great drink to make anywhere. You can lower the calories by using real ginger ale or diet ginger ale. However, be careful at bars with this drink. Sometimes bartenders use bar ginger ale, which is a mix of lemon-lime soda and cola, which makes the calories go up significantly. It’s best at home, but you didn’t want to leave anyway.

Vanilla Vodka 1 1/2 OZ

Ginger Ale 6 FL OZ

10 Low Calorie Cocktail Ideas

Do you have any low-calorie cocktails to make at home? Let us sip with you by giving us the recipe in the comments below.

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