Who doesn’t love a good cocktail at the end of a hard week at work? And gosh-darn-it girl, you deserve it! But we all know that even one little Friday night bender with the ladies can reek serious havoc on the scales. So how can you have a good time and still manage to keep your waistline in check? By saying ‘cheers’ to these five awesomely amazing skinny cocktails, all coming in at under 200 calories!
Skinny up your brunch menu (so you can splurge on something naughty like French Toast!) with these delectable homemade mimosa. Squeeze the the juice of half of a medium orange into an ice-filled glass and then top off with two ounces of light orange juice and four ounces of champagne. Garish with a slice of orange and a spring of mint!
Creamy Spiced Cider
As the weather starts to get a little more “brrrrr”, we have the perfect choice to help warm up those insides! In a saucepan, heat four ounces of cider to the desired temperature and then pour into a mug filled with one ounce each of spiced rum and light coconut milk. Top with a dash cinnamon or cocoa and enjoy!
Chic Cherry Cola
Here’s how to add a delicious twist to one of the most classic skinny girl drink choices! Over ice, combine 1.5 ounces of cherry flavoured vodka (we highly suggest treating yourself to Grey Goose Cherry Noir if you can get your hands on it) with three ounces of diet cola and a half ounces of grenadine. Garnish with a black cherry!
Sour Apple Martini
Pucker up for a drink that pack a serious punch without adding to the paunch! In a martini shaker, combine a half ounce shot of sours mix with a three-quarter ounce shot each of vodka and sour apple liqueur. Top with crushed ice and shake well (or stir if that’s how you roll!). Serve in a martini glass with a slice of green apple!
Skinny Pina Colada
Who says it has to be the height of summer to enjoy a little bit of coconut love? To keep the tropical feel blazing all through the winter, try out this delicious skinny pina colada recipe. Over ice, combine two ounces of coconut rum, three ounces of 100% pineapple juice, and four ounces of coconut water. Mix and then top with one ounce of unsweetened coconut milk!
Other great low-cal alternatives for when you are out for a night on the town include a glass of wine (approximately 120 calories per 5 oz glass), a light beer (95-140 calories per 12 oz), or a glass of champagne (approximately 110 calories per 5oz glass).