Here is the diet I tried to follow:
A = no Alcohol
B = no Booze/Beer
C = no Cocktails
D = no Drinks
E = no Empty Calories
F = no Fizzy beverages
G = no Good comes of drinking
H = no Have to as in "I have to have a drink"
I = I can do this - go out, have a good time & not blow my calories on alcohol
You get the idea.
I'm not a drunk or an alcoholic but I do like to imbibe on occasion with hubby & friends.
Just decided that it wasn't worth it but still want to have something now & the. So I had to find other options. Here are some to consider - and I often order something I'm not that crazy about flavor wise so I don't drink it as fast, or want to order another..
Lite beer - okay but not great.
Bloody Mary - vodka & tomato juice
Salty Dog - vodka & grapefruit juice (I usually skip the salt on the rim of the glass)
Gin & OJ - also good and better when cut with tonic water
Whiskey or scotch with soda water
Wine spritzer - wine with soda water, slice of orange
Rum & diet coke with a lime - Cuba Libre
Mimosa - Champagne & OJ (at a brunch or shower)
Cape Cod - Vodka & cranberry juice
Hard apple cider
If you are out at a party and can bring your own drinks, I like to bring diet ginger ale. Looks like beer or a mixed cocktail, lots of flavor - almost no calories. I recommend Vernor's if you can find it.