Enjoy a nice, refreshing cocktail any time with these 17 Best Low-Calorie Cocktails that taste just as good as the originals!
Please note this post is intended for readers 21+ years of age. Please drink responsibly.
When clients come to me to help them lose weight, I always recommend they ditch the alcohol first.
Cutting out alcoholic beverages is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.
Not only are you saving the calories from the drinks themselves, you may also eat less in the long run.
Alcohol can lower your inhibitions and increase your hunger, making you more likely to indulge in higher calorie “junk” foods, especially if you’re already out at a restaurant or bar where food options are plentiful.
However, everyone needs to let loose sometimes, so I’ve compiled all my favorite Low-Calorie Cocktails to help you enjoy your favorite drinks without wrecking your healthy eating plan!
Remember, while the occasional drink is fine for most adults, moderation is key.
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends either choosing not to drink or limiting alcohol consumption to two drinks or less per day for men and one drink or less per day for women.
These Top 17 Low-Calorie Cocktails are perfect for any occasion! Weddings, parties, holidays, girls night, or just because.
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This easy Rosé Spritzer is refreshing, not too sweet, and ready in just 5 minutes!
This blushing Meyer Lemon Drop is a martini with a twist!
Vodka is mixed with floral Meyer lemon juice and spiked with a bit of raspberry liqueur to make a great sweet and sour cocktail.
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Classic Moscow Mules are made with vodka, lime, and ginger beer, and aside from the soda, those ingredients are naturally low-calorie.
You could certainly cut those calories with diet ginger beer, but I’m not a fan of diet sodas and explain why here.
Personally, when I make Moscow Mules, I like to use my favorite brand of ginger beer, or – even better – my Probiotic Ginger Beer to make it practically a health drink! 😉
Freshly squeezed lime juice, celery, cilantro, and vodka are muddled together with simple syrup for this delicious skinny cocktail.
A Bloody Mary is naturally pretty healthy, made with tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and various spices.
I would only suggest watching your salt intake on this drink. Prepared tomato juice often contains a lot of sodium, so be sure to choose a low-sodium tomato juice.
Also watch the sodium in the Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce, especially if you have high blood pressure or problems with swelling.
My favorite cocktail of all time is the margarita, which is a bummer because at 500 calories per serving, it’s definitely not diet-friendly.
While this delicious and refreshing drink tastes mostly salty and sour, margaritas are typically loaded with refined sugar and sometimes high fructose corn syrup.
This Skinny Lime Margarita is just 93 calories per serving from substituting orange juice for the triple sec and Stevia for the sugar.
Here’s a unique take on the classic mimosa.
Combine grapefruit juice, champagne, and sliced strawberries in a shaker, then shake to combine and infuse the drink with extra strawberry flavor.
Coconut Mojito is the ultimate summer drink recipe with coconut water, rum, limes, and mint. It’s low calorie but still so delicious!
Did you know that coconut water doesn’t just taste great, it also helps with hangovers?
Coconut water helps rebalance the body and replenish electrolytes because of its high potassium content, making it the perfect drink for after a workout or night out.
Plus, since it’s mostly water, coconut water is also low in calories!
Have some ripe pears sitting on your counter? Make some spiced pear syrup, and shake it with pear brandy and vodka for a Double Pear Martini. Yum!
A deliciously refreshing cocktail featuring gin and cranberry juice perfect for the holidays!
A sweet, spicy, and peppery vodka martini that makes a perfect savory before-dinner cocktail or light alternative to a Bloody Mary at brunch.
Enjoy the taste of paradise with this tropical drink featuring plenty of healthy fruits, hydrating coconut water, and bubbly champagne!
This roasted cherry sage lemonade cocktail is perfect for summer. It’s packed full of sweet and herbaceous flavor.
Trust me, you need sage gin in your life!
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I am seriously picky when it comes to my margaritas! Classic, or no-go!
With my love of ginger beer, I might have to make an exception with this simple, slightly sweeter take on the classic Mexican drink.
This elegant, easy French cocktail couldn’t be simpler, but somehow feels incredibly special!
Just spoon a tablespoon of crème de cassis, a sweet blackcurrant liqueur (like Ribena for grownups!), and top with champagne.
Not a fan of champagne? Use a crisp white wine instead to make a Kir for a similar taste without all the bubbles.
The sweet, tart French Kiss Cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day kisses or on New Year’s Eve to kiss the year goodbye!
This raspberry and lemon sparking drink is simple to make and so delicious.
Enjoy for favorite cocktails flavors without wrecking your healthy whole foods diet with these Best Low-Calorie Cocktails You Won’t Believe Are Diet-Friendly!
For more diet-friendly drink options, check out 20 Best Diet-Friendly Fruity Cocktails Perfect for Summer.
What do you think of these Diet-Friendly Low-Calorie Cocktails? Will you be trying any for your next party or relaxing night at home?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below!