When you're on a diet, it's kinda understood that you should cut down on the alcohol. But let's say you're out with friends and you don't want to be the only one drinking water?
You might be glad to note that not all alcoholic drinks are created equal. Sure, they're not the most nutritious drinks out there, but some of them are actually pretty low in calories when done right.
Here are some of the healthiest cocktails you should order when on a diet
Made with white rum, lemon, sugar, and mint, mojitos can be pretty darn healthy (as cocktails go). But try to go easy on the sugar. You could use fruit (maybe crushed watermelon?) as a substitute, or just ask your bartender to give you just a little sugar.
2. Old Fashioned
With whisky, bitters, a little sugar, and just a dash of water, an Old Fashioned is a simple classic that won't make you put on extra pounds. Plus, you'll look extra sophisticated with one in your hand.
3. Gin and Tonic
This cocktail's name speaks for itself. With its low calorie count (around 110 calories), you'd barely make a dent in your diet. And you don't have to be an expert mixologist to make one yourself!
4. Vodka Soda
Soda water has zero calories, so when you order a vodka soda, you'll just have to factor in the alcohol. Add some mint lives to make your drink extra refreshing.
Are you a tequila drinker? Skip the margaritas and order a paloma instead. This cocktail is made from grapefruit juice, soda water, and lime. Just ask the bartender to do away with the sugar and salt around the rim and you're good to go.
A word of advice
Even though you order these relatively healthy cocktails, if you order 8 of them in one night, those calories will add up. Plus, you don't want to get too hammered. Pace yourself, drink moderately, and have fun.
We hope this article on the healthiest cocktails was helpful! Let us know what you think in the comments.
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