Going to the bar can sometimes be equal to going to an all you can eat buffet. The hardest part about ordering a drink is that they almost never put the calories on the menu, but here are some universally known drinks that are probably the lowest calorie drinks you can get at a bar.
When it comes to low calorie drinks at the bar, aside from water, the easiest way to cut calories is to go for just plain shots. Probably the lowest calorie spirit is tequila with an average of 66 calories in one shot. All you need for a tequila shot is lime and salt which isn’t adding many more calories. The average amount of calories in a shot of vodka is around 95. Unless you can take them straight there will be extra calories in the chaser you use. Although mixed drinks seem like they are the way to go, they are loaded with calories. Sticking to simple drinks with only a few ingredients is the easiest way to save calories while at the bar. This is by far one of the lowest calorie drinks you can order at a bar.
One of the lowest calorie mixed drinks you can find is a vodka soda. At only 96 calories per drink a vodka soda is exactly what it sounds like… vodka and tonic water or club soda. It’s like drinking sparkling vodka but, it is a bit easier to down than a plain shot.
Mojitos are great mixed drinks to order if you’re in the mood for something refreshing and a little tropical. The base ingredients are mint, rum, lime, sugar, and club soda. With only 168 calories in this drink it’s definitely a drink to buy when trying to cut calories at the bar. Mojitos make the list of lowest calorie drinks to order.
Gin And Tonic
A gin and tonic is around 148 calories per drink. The calorie count is a bit high considering the only ingredients are tonic water and gin, this is because both ingredients are individually decently high in calories. Aside from that this is still a very popular low calorie drink.
White Wine Spritzers
Another easy way to save calories at the bar is switch up your ingredients. If your favorite drink contains some sort of juice or soda, try and use the diet or sugar-free substitute. Opting for the diet soda or the sugar free juice will save so many unnecessary calories at the bar. White wine spritzers tend to be around 120 calories each. There is basically the same amount of calories as a plain glass of white wine, so if you want a watered down sparkling version of that, this is the way to go. When choosing a wine, white wine typically has less calories than red. There are a few exceptions with that though. A lighter red alcohol can be less calories than a high ABV (alcohol by volume) dry white wine. The average amount of calories in a glass of white wine is around 120.
Champagne is just a necessity in life and the fact that a glass is only around 90 calories makes it even better. Whether you mix it or drink it plain it will be on the lower side, calorie wise.
When is comes to beer choosing a light beer is the best way to save calories. Be careful when choosing lower calorie beer because a lot of the time the ABV is a lot lower so you will need to drink more to get the same effect.
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