Getting fit doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to drinking with friends. It’s called balance, duh!
Smart beverage choices can be the difference between a 150-calorie treat and a 1,000-calorie sugary disaster, though. Before you order another, boring Vodka cran, try one of these healthier cocktails that all ring in between 150-200 calories! That’s only a 19-minute jog, a 13 minute swim, or a 13 minute cycle… Cheers friends!
Note* Have your bartender sub out sugary mixers for fruit juice, honey, & herbs.
Here’s our personal faves, ranked!
Gimlet: 178 Calories
If you’re a big-time gin drinker, Gimlet’s are your match. Not only are they timeless, but they’re low carb, low sugar, and consist of two, simple ingredients: sweetened lime juice & gin. Ask your bartender to keep added sugars out of the mix and throw in cucumber or basil for zestiness!
Cosmopolitan: 150 Calories
A pink drink that’s perfect for your fit fam’s night out? Yas Queen. This classy combo of vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and fresh lime are smooth and sweet, without being a total calorie bomb.
Mojito: 140 Calories
Sweet, refreshing, and minty, an OG mojito will be made with rum, mint, soda water, lime, and a dash of sweetener. If you can, ask your bartender to use ½ the usual amount of simple syrup or skip it all together, you’ll save about 40 calories and get the delicious flavors from the mint and lime!
Martini: 127 Calories
Vodka/gin + vermouth. Low in calories and very straightforward. Give it a colorful, immune boosting twist by adding a splash of lemon and/or pomegranate juice!
Skinny Margarita: 117 Calories
Order up your favorite margarita “skinny-style” to avoid calories and a nasty sugar-crash. Do this by having your bartender sub out sweetened liquor for fresh OJ!
Mimosa: 112 Calories
Let your Brunch Squad rejoice with this classy combo of champagne + fresh OJ!
Paloma: 166 Calories
For when you crave a frozen marg but have goals. Paloma’s are simply tequila, grapefruit juice, club soda, and lime. NBD! Sometimes, the bartender will get fancy with a sugar or salt rim - request salt if you’d like (or skip it all together) to save calories.