If you’re trying to watch your calorie intake, the drink you consume at a date or in a night out with friends can be pretty substantial to your diet. Whether you like gin, rum, tequila, or whiskey, and whether you want to sip it at home or your’e out in a bar, there’s a beverage for you here.
1. Mojito: 168 calories
2. Gin and Tonic: 148 calories
With tonic counting for only 10 calories an ounce, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a top-shelf gin (or vodka).
3. Vodka Soda: 96 calories
Ordering a vodka soda at the bar will cut down on your calories sipped for the night. Since soda water has zero calories, all you have to account for is the alcohol. Go ahead, and order another round.
4. Rum and Diet Coke: 96 calories
Since diet coke is low-cal and sweet, it can be a perfect soft drink to go with your alcohol. Just beware the high levels of caffeine, it keep you up past your bedtime.
5. Champagne: 90 calories
Elegant, classy, sexy, and low-cal. The only catch here is the price!
6. Old Fashioned: 154 calories
If you don’t like to drink your bourbon straight, request an old fashioned at the bar. This cocktail has a splash of bitters to add flavor (without tacking on too many calories) and a bit of sugar.
7. Glass of Wine (130-200 calories)
In general, white wines tend to be lower in alcohol and calories than reds. While light whites have around 140 calories or less per six-ounce glass, a light red has between 135 to 165 calories, while a higher-alcohol red like pinot noir or syrah can have up to 200 in a glass.