Pitcher-perfect St Patrick's day cocktails (with less than 100 cals) 1 year ago

Pitcher-perfect St Patrick's day cocktails (with less than 100 cals)

Even the most restrictive diet plans tend to allow a little alcohol after an induction period. Thank GOD.

If you're trying to lose weight however, you've probably been warned to avoid red wine, beer and sugary concoctions like the plague.

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There's no denying it's best to stick to clear spirits with low calorie or soda water mixers (normal cocktails can contain up to 700 calories!), but that vodka and soda can look a little drab during cocktail hour.

Here are three ways to toast the weekend in style... without blowing all your good work.

TIP: If you like your cocktails sweet, feel free to add a little Splenda to taste.

The Skinny Blueberry Mojito (100 cals)

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Ingredients

  • 90mls vodka
  • 120mls Sprite zero
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint (reserve one sprig for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp fresh blueberries (reserve a few for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Muddle vodka, mint and blueberries together in a shaker.
  2. Add one cup of crushed ice and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with Sprite Zero, garnish with remaining mint and blueberries!

Recipe and image by Picklee.com

The Coconut Margarita (80 cals)

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Ingredients

  • 90mls tequila
  • coconut water
  • fresh lime

Instructions

  1. Pour a shot of tequila over ice in a rocks glass.
  2. Add a splash of coconut water. Squeeze in a slice of fresh lime

Image and recipe (adapted): Withsaltandwit.com

The Fresh Grapefruit Greyhound (100 cals)

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Ingredients

  • 90mls vodka
  • juice of one fresh grapefruit (about 6 ounces)
  • 180mls club soda

Instructions:

  1. Split ingredients between 2 glasses with ice
  2. Stir well and serve

Recipe and image by Camillastyles.com