Nothing says, “Happy Holidays!” like a bottle of booze. Family gatherings, parties with friends and intimate dinners — it’s going to be hard escaping alcoholic temptations this season. Instead of feeling guilty for downing high-calorie drinks, sip in moderation and try out these tasty cocktails, each under 200 calories. Cheers!
According to LiveStrong.com, a glass of champagne is one of the lightest drinks at the bar. A 4-ounce glass of the bubbly beverage contains only 84 calories. So it’s totes OK to pop those champagne bottles on New Year’s Eve!
2. The Maggie McQuade
Whoever Maggie McQuade is, she’s a genius! To create this super sweet less-than-100-calorie concoction, ClubPlanet.com suggests mixing vanilla vodka with diet ginger ale.
3. Cape Codder
Not only is the classic cranberry and vodka mix tasty, but also it’s good for you! According to LiveStrong.com, cranberry juice helps flush alcohol out of your system. With 5 ounces of cranberry juice and one shot of vodka at about 130 calories, no wonder why this drink remains a longtime favorite!
4. Gin and Tonic
For those who are calorie-conscious, stick with gin and tonic as your go-to beverage at the bar. According to FitDay.com, a standard 4-ounce gin and tonic (composed of 1 ounce of gin and 3 ounces of tonic) comes in at about 100 calories.
5. Sour Apple Martini
Get ready to pucker up for a 160-calorie delight! Mix 2 ½ ounces of sour mix and ¾ ounces of vodka and sour apple liqueur.
While these drinks may be low in calories, they are still high in alcohol content. So whether you’re at Thanksgiving dinner or a holiday soiree, please remember to drink responsibly.