So, you’re hanging around the pool and decide that you could go for a refreshing Summer cocktails. You think something like a frozen piña colada sounds good…..well, not unless you want to give up most of your calories for the day. One piña colada can contain up to 650 calories. That’s more calories than a Big Mac!!! Then what should those of us wanting to be fit reach for when we want a cool, summer cocktails?
First, the breakdown of calories in liquors. (Calorie count is approx. average, per 1 fluid oz.)
One thing to keep in mind – the higher the proof, the higher the calorie count.
Second, the mixers. This is where things can really start adding up. (Calorie count approx. per cup or 8 fluid ozs.) Here are some basics.
Lastly, some recipe ideas to test out our newfound knowledge, courtesy of Women’s Health Magazine.
2 oz Slim Lizzy’s Cosmopolitan
2 lime wedges
1/2 oz agave nectar
3 watermelon cubes
1 oz silver tequila
Mix watermelon cubes, fresh lime juice from wedges, and agave nectar in a glass. Shake Slim Lizzy’s Margarita and silver tequila together, and then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
147 calories per serving
Recipe courtesy of Slim Lizzy’s
4 oz VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling
1 oz of vanilla vodka
Splash of pomegranate juice
Lime for garnish
Add vodka and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake gently. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top off with VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling. Garnish with a lime.
150 calories per serving
Recipe courtesy of VOGA Italia Sparkling
1 1/2 oz Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum
2 oz Sparkling wine
1 strawberry, chopped
1 lemon wedge
Mix strawberry and lemon in a mixing glass. Add Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum and ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with a strawberry slice.
143 calories per serving.
Recipe courtesy of Blue Chair Bay
The real key for a healthy low calorie Summer cocktails is to always drink in moderation. Overindulgence is not only unhealthy but it outright just doesn’t feel good, i.e. hangovers. TNT wants everyone to have fun, healthy and safe summer.
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