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Top 8 Calorie Saving Drinks!

In the midst of the boozeathlon driven America, we can't help but think; how can I drink and at the same time stay in shape!  Well first off we are not saying to do this everyday and yes moderation is key but if you must throw down, heres how to keep the calorie count down.   

1. Grapefruit Crush

Fresh fruit and alcohol, yes please!  Now not all bars carry fresh fruit, but if you happen to go to one that does, be sure to grab this drink. ½ of a grapefruit with a spash of vodka and club soda, giving you the bite and the tingle you are looking for.  This drink will easily leave you under 200 calories. (You can always choose to switch it up with a few other citrus flavors)

2. Michelob Ultra

If you want a smooth not quite flavorful selection, go for the Ultra!  At 95 calories it won't fill you up...but it won let ya down ;)  So get rid of the high-calorie beers if you are trying to drop those LBs . Rumor has it that Michelob Ultra is coming out with a new light cider that is 1/3 lower in calories than the leading regular hard cider.



3.  Mojito

 Minty refreshing goodness is definitely a drink that takes your mind to the beach.  Ask the bartender to use half or no simple syrup and drop 40-80 cals in just one drink. Fresh mint, lime and soda water with a splash of rum rounds out to around 100 calories.  Knock down a few of those and you'll feel right at home ;)

 

4.  Whiskey

Forget the fruity and the flavorless, its time to be American!  If you don't mind a little strength to your drink, straights the way to go.  Add a little water, soda, on the rocks, or even neat.  You can't go wrong at 70 calories per shot, lets just say you can have a pretty good night for under 350 calories!


5.  Cucumber Gin Martini

Gin, the forgotten spirit that either brings back old memories or makes you think of your aunt Phyllis puffin on a red square while parading around the house sipping her gin martini.  Boy does that sound scary, but look no further Gin is back and making headlines.  With this cucumber infused mix you are taking in only 130 calories (thats two shots!).  Aunt Phyllis eat your heart out! 

6.  Tequila and Soda

In the days where skinny Margaritas have grown to be a staple in the Margarita drinking society, why not get back to basics?  Taco Tuesday has a new PIC and its name is Tequila and Soda.  Lets face it if your going to make it a calorie bomb of an evening why not make it tacos and not the drink.  So say adios to the sugar-filled margarita mix and add club soda and fresh lime for a 100 cal drink.


7.  Absolut Madrin and Diet Ginger ale

Its like Florida in a glass!  This taste bud tingler is nothing short of amazing without bogging you down.  Bartenders may look at you strange, but just stand there with the confidence those low calorie drinks have been giving you and say yes ill have another!  For around 130 calories, you most definitely can afford to.

8.  Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade

Theres nothin like sittin on that old rockin chair and sippin on some sweet tea and lemonade.  Lets amp it up a bit, you are sitting on a beach sipping on Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade....Now your talking!  This glorious concoction exploding into pool scenes across America costs you a mere 160 calories per drink.


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