It seems everyone I’ve spoken to regardless of their age or profession has had one hell of a week! So, to help kick off what I hope will be an enjoyable weekend, I thought I’d share my newest favorite cocktail alternative that serves up some fun without all that sugary, calorie-filled guilt!
Crystal Light now offers mocktail mixes in Margarita, Mojito and Appletini. I’ve tried the Mojito and Margarita mixes and I have to say, I’m a fan! Like the other flavors, these drinks sans alcohol register at a mere five calories per glass. Add a shot of rum to the mojito or tequila to the margarita and you have another 100 calories. That’s a LOT better than a “normal” margarita where the mix alone can range from 200-300 calories per drink and a “regular” mojito comes in at around 175 calories. Want to skip the alcohol altogether? Add some club soda to these cocktails and serve over a tall glass of ice, and you’ll still have a refreshing way to end the day or make an afternoon more interesting!
Here are a few of my other staple “recipes” for low-cal cocktails:
- When mixing a Cape Codder (vodka & cranberry), replace high-sugar cranberry juice with light or reduced-calorie cranberry juice. For an even “slimmer” version of this summertime classic, mix one shot of raspberry or blueberry vodka with Diet Sprite, Diet 7Up, Sprite Zero or Fresca. You get the berry flavor without all the sugar.
- Use diet tonic water when mixing with vodka or gin.
- For the taste of cream soda with a kick, add a shot of vanilla vodka to a tall glass of Diet Coke.
Posted on April 27, 2012, in Health, Nutrition and tagged Appletini, Crystal Light, Laura DeAngelis, Lo-Cal Cocktails, Margarita, Mocktails, Mojito. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
Thanks for these!! Can’t wait to try them 🙂
Let me know what you think, Danielle! Happy Friday and here’s to a great weekend!
Have some while still staying on track!
Absolutely! Life’s too short to not have some fun, right? And not having the sugar-coated guilt is a bonus! Have a great weekend, John!
I love the mocktails!! They have a pomegranate one too!
Ooo, I missed that one! Pomegranate and vodka sounds like a lovely libation! Thanks for letting me know! Happy Friday!
Make mine a double! Some great ideas heading into the summer!
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Hope you enjoyed your weekend…and a few cocktails!
Great tips, Laura!
Thanks for taking the time to drop a note! I’m always looking for other suggestions, too, so feel free to let me know about any low-cal ideas you may have. Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for sharingg this
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