Did you know some of your classic go-to cocktails are already low in calories, or can be made so with just a few little substitutions? Cut down on your portion size, use artificial sweeteners in the place of sugar, make simple cocktails with just a few ingredients, and make small changes where you can. Here are a few easy recipes to help you stick to your resolution without going through a total dry spell:
Skinny Caipi Cola: (96 cal)* Change up your Rum & Cola or Cuba Libre with this substitution and you’ve got a more flavorful, low-cal cocktail
1 ½ oz. Leblon Cachaça
6 oz. Diet Cola
Stir ingredients to combine in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
OVAL Strawberry Sweetie: (80 cal)
1 oz. OVAL Vodka
4 strawberries, sliced
8 oz. Light Lemonade
1 packet Splenda
Muddle sliced strawberries, OVAL Vodka & Splenda in the bottom of a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice and add Light Lemonade. Tumble & serve with a lemon slice garnish.
2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
1 packet of Splenda
½ lime, cut into four wedges
In a shaker, muddle the lime pieces with Splenda. Add ice. Pour the Leblon Cachaça over the ice. Shake vigorously and serve in a skinny highball glass. Garnish with a lime slice.