For a lot of us, it wouldn't be the holidays without a seasonally inspired cocktail. Thing is, most of these drinks are heavy on fat and sugar — not good if you're trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. Instead of sitting out on the holiday cheer, make one of these diet-friendly, low-calorie holiday cocktails. Each recipe is either a light version of a traditional favorite, or a new recipe rooted in the familiar flavors of the season.
My idea of a hot day is definitely one that includes cocktails. But for those concerned with calories, a good happy hour doesn't have to ruin your diet. Here are some favorite Summer cocktails, all which clock in at under 200 calories — and we're not talking vodka sodas, either. These drinks celebrate Spring and Summer fruits, tropical destinations, and warm-weather nights.
If you're planning a night out (or even in) for New Year's Eve, chances are you might imbibe a little‚ or a lot. If you're watching your weight, keep in mind that cocktails can be filled to the brim with hidden calories. That's not true of all drinks though. If you're looking for a few low-calorie drinks (heavy on the bubbles, of course) to enjoy this New Year's Eve, we've got you covered — cheers!
This year, I've been all about healthy cocktails, but even I can't resist the temptation of a Super Bowl spread. On game day, I'm a huge fan of spicy drinks, and watching Katie make a Michelada made me want one, too.
Thankfully, I found a beer cocktail that's a happy medium: it's not loaded with sodium and calories, yet it has the fizz, spice, and ultimately, satisfaction that a Super Bowl libation should have.
Interested? Then be sure to keep reading for the recipe.
Want to keep that resolution but order that cocktail and drink it, too? That's exactly what The Cheesecake Factory is hoping for with a line of "skinny" cocktails to be unveiled today. The new products will feature five of the chain's bestselling drinks, among them margaritas and mojitos, with total calorie counts around 150 — roughly half the nutritional value of their popular counterparts. The cocktail drink mixers, which are made in-house, will replace some sugar with sweeteners such as Splenda. Alcohol content, portions, and prices, however, will remain the same. What do you think of this new beverage category: is it a good idea or a bad idea?
So over the weekend, while the West Coast enjoyed record highs, I sat back in some new shades, ate up the 70-degree weather, and guzzled a good-for-you cocktail that felt like a mini island vacation.
I can't take credit for the idea (that goes to New York's Rouge Tomate), but this brilliant drink is one part healthy smoothie, one part fizzy spa cocktail, and all parts equatorial. Want to enjoy a glass, too? Then read more.
After a debaucherous and chaotic holiday season, kick-start a new year by restoring your system to its preparty state.
Ginger's reinvigorating, cleansing properties aren't just ideal for steeping in tea; they're also refreshing in a light, sparkling cocktail that clocks in at under 160 calories. Double the root's power by using both vodka and simple syrup that have been infused with fresh ginger root.
Who says happy hour can't be good for you? Drink to your health in more ways than one when you read more.