Best Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

Here is the healthiest method to satisfy your desire for beer, wine, or a drink. Many choose to abstain from alcohol in January to mark the beginning of the new year (after New Years Eve, of course). However, some people find Dry January to be too harsh, and even if there are many non-alcoholic spirits available nowadays, you might not be interested in giving up your nightly glass of wine for one month. You can change your drinking habits to consume less calories, according to some nutritionists, even though you are not required to. Whereas, whatever your drink and calorie count is, you will enjoy the best times in La Vista, Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong.   

Encourage moderation, which is up to one drink per day for women, rather than expending excessive energy on making drinks ‘healthy’ or becoming fixated on adhering to a stringent drinking schedule. But keep in mind that alcohol has a lot of calories, so it does not hurt to investigate a few alcoholic drinks that could learn a little more towards the better-for-you end of the spectrum.    

Alcohol Has Calories, which Quickly Add Up     

Alcohol, whether it be whisky, wine, or beer, contains, give or take a few calories, about 100 (about 8 minutes of running). But the simple syrups and sugary drink mixes, such cranberry juice and soda, that raise the cocktail’s sugar content are what truly raise the calorie count of many cocktails. When making or ordering mixed drinks, you might want to avoid the following common cocktail ingredients:    

  • Syrup and Sugar    
  • Fruit Juices and Pre-made drink mixes    
  • Salt    
  • Bacon    
  • Simple syrup and sugar    
  • Fruit juices and pre-made drink mixes, like ones for margaritas, daiquiris, and pina coladas  
        

How to Prepare Alcohol that Has Fewer Calories    

If you want to light up your mood with a sip of booze, you must try following the top tips. Interestingly you can try both at home and at the bar.    

Go Big on Flavor: To add sweetness and color to drinks, use seasonal fruit. You can also add a strong flavor, like ginger or even some spice. Two of my personal favorites for year-round flavor are ginger and mint. Although rosemary in the winter and basil in the summer are also fantastic for adding a touch of seasoning.    

Try Frozen Fruit: it provides color, flavor, and a small amount of nourishment. For a flavor burst-ice cube combination, add frozen blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, or melon cubes to your beverage.     

Add Some Glitz: adding tonic or sparkling water gives beverages a mild effervescence that keeps them exciting and festive.     

Additionally, bear in mind that a serving of beer is 12 ounces (or 354.88 ml), a serving of wine is 5 ounces (or 147.87 ml), and a serving of liquor is 1.5 ounces (or a shot glass).     

 With all of this in mind, we picked together some fantastic cocktails and craft drinks for you to try and asked certified dietitians for advice on how to select the healthiest alcoholic beverages.    

  1. Fresh Lime Juice Mixed with Tequila

200 calories (about 16 minutes of running) or Less in Total     

  Lime Juice Mixed

 

Depending on whether it is made with fresh juice or a pre-made syrup, a margarita can have anywhere from 160 to 400 calories (about 32 minutes of running). Most margarita mixes are high in calories and sugar.     

A Paloma or tequila with a squeeze of fresh lime juice (the choice with the fewest calories) for a lower-calorie version of the Mexican-inspired cocktail. Juice is blended in place of syrup to keep calories under 200. Aim for 100% agave tequila, which means it has only been fermented from agave plants and contains no other sweeteners that can increase the amount of sugar.    

  2. Vodka Soda with Lemon   

Calorie count: 96    

Sipping on a liquor-based drink can help you drink less. Because a little goes a long way. It is easy to drink three glasses of wine. But if you take vodka with fresh lemon then you will sip slowly and eventually will drink less. Using soda water is advantageous as alcohol makes you dehydrated. The good thing about soda water other than it, not adding calories keeps you hydrated. However, after having the information regarding the calories in Vodka you must want to try it. Hence, come to La Vista, Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong, and order your drink now!    

3. Mary Light Bloody 

  

Calorie total: under 100     

Avoid the pitcher of mimosas for the brunch cocktails with the fewest calories as the fruit juices in them might make them rich in sugar. A bloody Mary is a better choice because it has fewer calories, but it is preferable if you mix it yourself. “Combine one ounce of vodka with a smaller amount of fresh tomato juice and add just a dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, the recipe for premixed or packaged versions, which can have between 200 and 400 calories (about 32 minutes of running) or while lowering the salt content. Spices you can use to add heat as well; a little bit can go a long way.    

With the following hack you can save time. This can help you to avoid package mixing. You can go to use Organic Spicy Sauce. This has reduced salt and a covert addition of more vegetables while giving you the bite and tomato-eye flavor you are searching for.    

4. Without the Syrup, a Mojito   

Calorie total: Under 100     

Normally, a mojito has about 168 calories (about 13 minutes of running). However, using simple syrup can reduce that number by 40 to 70 calories (or about 6 minutes of running) per drink. This beverage is made with light rum, a teaspoon of sugar, or a sugar alternative with no calories, such as stevia, to make it fewer than 100 calories (about 8 minutes of running). The flavor can also improve without adding calories by using a lot of mint, more soda water, and fresh lime juice. Ask the bartender to omit the syrup and substitute extra mint and lime juice at the bar.    

5. Light Beer  

Calorie count: 103  

Light Beer

Not all beer gives the reason of belly: enter low-calorie beers. Light beers tend to be around 50 calories (about 4 minutes of running) less than regular brews. Although this may not sound significant, it is when you are pairing a glass of beer with dinner. You could not achieve your ideal level of health if you consume extra calories from liquids. In general, lighter beers are preferable. Typically, the darker the beer is, the more calories it contains. In other words, stick with saisons, wheats, and sours over stouts when you can.    

6. Rosé  

Calorie count: 120    

If the rosé is not very sweet, it can be one of the simplest low-calorie cocktails to order. Avoid dessert rosés because they can include a lot of sugar. As a general rule, the more alcohol a bottle has, the more calories it contains. To reduce the calorie count as low as possible, search for labels with a lower alcohol by volume (ABV).    

7. Champagne  

Calorie count: 90-96 calories    

Champagne has 80 calories (about 6 minutes of running) per serving, which is less than red or white wine. It is also more festive and makes you feel posh. Furthermore, champagne that is labelled as brut or extra-brut is dry thus it naturally has less sugar. Since sparkling wines are frequently quite acidic, sugar has been added to them to help the flavors blend. Extra-brut champagne typically has 0.6% less residual sugar per liter than demi-sec, which ranges from 3.3 to 5%. Therefore, a flute of extra-brut champagne is what you should get if you want to sip on something bubbly and slightly sweet.    

8. Diet Gin and Tonic  

Calorie count: 120

Diet Gin and Tonic

If you cannot give up your tonic water, choose a diet that has little calories. Regular tonic is high in sugar and calories. But by switching to diet tonic and adding a dash of regular tonic, you can save at least 60 calories (or the equivalent of 5 minutes of running). You might also use sparkling water in its place. Get creative with your garnishes by adding a grapefruit slice or sprig of fresh rosemary to give it extra flavor. You will remain satisfied because of the presentation and flavor.    

9. White Wine  

Calorie count: 121    

A simple low-calorie beverage option is white wine. You can still sip some vino in your preferred wine glass as long as you avoid sweeter varieties like Rieslings or prosecco. They provide the same level of satisfaction as other alcoholic beverages with more calories.    

10 Kombucha with Vodka  

Calories: 90    

Due to its high probiotic content, kombucha has gained popularity as a fermented health beverage. “While studies are ongoing, many praised the health advantages of improved digestion, a decrease in cholesterol, and better-managed blood sugar. Kombucha is often produced with tea and sweetened with sugar, which is digested by the SCOBY, a starting bacterium. It is a flavorful, effervescent beverage with some gut-friendly properties, and it pairs well with an ounce of vodka. Just be aware of the sugar content in kombucha and only drink low-sugar brands.    

11. Red wine  

Calorie count: 125    

The same guidelines apply to red wine as they do to white; to reduce calories, opt for dry varieties with a lower ABV. Syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir are all good red wine options. A glass of red wine has many other health advantages as well, including being “high in antioxidants, lowers “bad” cholesterol, maintains heart health, controls blood sugar, lowers the risk of cancer, and aids in the treatment of the common cold.   

12. Hot Toddy  

Calorie count: Less than 150    

Hot toddies, which are mixed with scotch or bourbon, hot water, honey, lemon, and a dash of cinnamon, make a heartier winter beverage. Add more hot water and less whisky to reduce the number of calories or add a little honey and lots of lemon juice and cinnamon. Furthermore, this cocktail is “easy and simple to enjoy, would not be high in calories, and will be tasty on a cold winter night.”    

13. Sea Breeze  

Calorie count: 165    

If you are in the mood for a fruity drink, go for this lightened up version of Sea Breeze which likes to mix vodka with a little grapefruit juice and a splash of cranberry juice. Particularly preferable drink with pink grapefruit juice, which is around 45 calories (about 4 minutes of running) per half-cup, a splash of cranberry juice, which adds another 20 calories (about 2 minutes of running), and vodka, which is around 100 calories (about 8 minutes of running) per 1.5 ounces (about 44.36 ml)    

14. Martini  

Calorie count: 128   

Martini

A traditional martini is the perfect cocktail to choose when you want something straightforward and minimal in calories. Vodka has approx. 64 calories (about 5 minutes of running) per shot, and most martinis have two to three shots. However, this depends on the size of the glass. To conserve calories, omits using vermouth and drinks it straight with olives—and she keeps to just one glass. Make sure your glass is smaller at home. Additionally, there must be a reason for the abundance of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats in olives.    

Conclusion   

With the advice, you would not have to forbid yourself from drinking because you could do so while maintaining a diet low in calories. Therefore, do not hesitate to visit La Vista, a Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Hong Kong.