Healthy alcoholic drinks: 9 low calorie cocktails you’ll love

You’d be surprised how many calories you can save on your favourite cocktails by making a few smart swaps. Learn how to make your alcoholic drinks healthier by reducing calorie intake by as much as 75%. We'll drink to that

Whisky & Diet Cola

1 shot of whisky with diet or sugar-free cola.

Calories: 61 (195 in a standard)

Units: 1

Slim Gin & Tonic

1 shot of gin and slimline tonic, garnished with a segment of lime.

Calories: 58 (120 in a standard)

Units: 1

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Skinny Fique Tranquilo

50ml gin, 50ml coconut water, 50ml ginger beer, finished with fresh mint.

Calories: 79 (190 in a standard)

Units: 2

The Skinny Bloody Mary

1 shot of vodka, lemon juice, Tabasco, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce.

Calories: 120 (210 in a standard)

Units: 1

Cheat’s Long Island Iced Tea

1 shot of tequila and soda is a great substitute for this usually high-calorie drink.

Calories: 69 (276 in a standard)

Units: 1

Low Mojito

1 shot of white rum, mint, 2tsp brown sugar, lime juice and soda water.

Calories: 122 (242 in a standard)

Units: 1

Trim Gin Martini

1 shot of vermouth, 2 shots of gin, garnished with a twist of lemon.

Calories: 138 (200 in a standard)

Units: 2.5

Low-Cal Cosmo

1 shot vodka, ½ shot Cointreau, 1tsp lime juice and 150ml no-sugar cranberry juice.

Calories: 137 (212 in a standard)

Units: 2

Pink Lady Appletini

1½ shots of vodka, 15ml of Pink Lady apple juice and 15ml Apple Sourz.

Calories: 145 (200 in a standard)

Units: 2

More low cal alcohol swaps

  • Making mulled wine? Swap sugar for sweetener. Or up the spices for more flavour.
  • Use a smaller glass.
  • A wine glass holds 250ml, whereas a Champagne flute holds just 125ml.
  • Put your drink down in-between sips.