If you are like a lot of fitness conscious Women I know, you dread the temptations that the Holiday season brings. It’s the time of year where you are pressured to wine, dine, overindulge and ultimately get side tracked from your fitness or weight loss goals. A big reason for holiday weight gain starts with tempting sugary cocktails and party drinks. Don’t worry, help is on the way! I have composed a list of my favorite adult beverages that you can indulge in without the added calories!
Sinless Margarita – Chances are you have tried Bethany Frankel’s Skinny Girl Margarita and hated it (I think it tastes like vomit). The truth is that the Skinny Girl Margarita isn’t as “skinny” as you have been lead to believe. You absolutely MUST try Sinless Margarita Mix. In a 3 ounce serving there is only 5 calories and 2 grams of Carbohydrates as it is sweetened with Stevia. The key is to use Silver Tequila.
Ultimate Sinless Margarita
3 parts sinless margarita mix
1 part silver tequila (69 cals.)
Shake and pour over ice.
85 total calories
Refine Cosmo – My second favorite cocktail mix made with Stevia is made by Refine. Just like Sinless, the calories you consume in a Refine cocktail come from the alcohol you use so choose wisely.
1 part Citrus Vodka (100 cals.)
1 part Club Soda
2 parts Refine Cosmo Mix
Shake, pour and garnish with cranberries.
120 total calories
Flavored Vodka Soda – Of course it is not always possible to have these healthy mixers around so Vodka Soda is the simplest alternative. In fact, I prefer this over all alcoholic beverages and if you use a high end vodka it truly tastes like flavored water! My newest refreshing favorite is Effen Cucumber Vodka and soda.
1 part Effen Cucumber Vodka (69 cals.)
2 parts Club Soda
Serve over ice and garnish with cucumber or lime.
110 total calories
Serve these drinks at your upcoming holiday party or give them a try at home but remember to stay safe this holiday season and please don’t drink and drive!