Holiday parties are a great time to eat, drink, and be merry, but many fun cocktails are not so fun when you look at their calorie count. Chocolate martinis and pina coladas both weigh in at 400 calories each (that’s about the equivalent of a hamburger and a small order of fries). And a Long Island iced tea? 800 calories! White Russians are another holiday cocktail that weighs in at over 400 calories, and you don’t want to know about that dirty martini. Feeling ready to give up cocktails altogether? Don’t fret! There are plenty of skinny cocktails that a girl can enjoy at holiday parties without taking in the caloric equivalent of a super-sized meal at McDonalds. Looking for what to sip at your next party? Try one of the skinny cocktails below.
Mudslide (180 calories):
Note this is not the giant sized frozen mudslide served at some popular chain restaurants, which has over 1,000 calories (that’s not a typo. One thousand calories!) But an ordinary mudslide comes in at under 200 calories “ a very skinny cocktail in comparison to many other frozen drinks.
Skinny Girl Margarita (100 calories):
These are becoming more and more popular in restaurants, an alternative to the higher calorie frozen margaritas. With only 100 calories per cocktail, you can enjoy this skinny treat without guilt.
Mojito (145 calories):
This delicious drink consists of rum flavored with mint and lime “ the use of club soda is what makes it a perfect skinny cocktail, bringing it in at a calorie count of under 150 calories.
Gin and Tonic (100 calories):
This old fashioned drink is tasty with a squeeze of lime, and at 100 calories who can resist? Unlike many cocktails you’ll find at holiday parties, a gin and tonic won’t hurt your diet.
Bloody Mary (120 calories):
A delicious blend of tomato juice, vodka and spices, usually served with a practically calorie free celery stick, enjoy this cocktail without worrying about packing on any holiday pounds.
Vodka and Diet Ginger Ale (or any diet soda) (100 calories):
Mixing gin with a sugar free soda removes the calorie laden syrups that it is usually blended with, giving a you a skinny cocktail that you can enjoy at your next holiday party.
Rum and Diet Coke (100 calories):
Again, mixing the diet soda instead of the regular sugar laden variety will lighten up this cocktail in no time. This is your best bet for a skinny cocktail over most other rum drinks.
Sour or Green Apple Martini (150 calories):
Unlike many martinis (see the chocolate martini above), the calorie count in this fun, delicious cocktail will keep you rocking your skinny jeans through all your holiday parties.
White Wine Spritzer (100 calories):
Another simple holiday cocktail, this helps keep the calorie count down by cutting down the amount of alcohol you are sipping. Have the bartender mix your favorite fizzy water with your favorite white wine and enjoy an instant skinny cocktail.
Champagne (100 calories):
What is more fun than a glass of champagne at a holiday party? Sip this bubbly beverage at a mere 100 calories without worrying about blowing your diet. So enjoy!