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Your Party Guide to Diet-Friendly Drinks


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  • Thanks for the great article! - 3/17/2009 2:25:14 AM
    i too suffer from the in college and currently 21 issue... my way to get around this is white rum or vodka or gin with club soda and lime juice (if i have a choice of beverage)... if im somewhere and we have pitchers or a keg i only fill my glass half full... it slows me down so i drink less in the end... at home i only keep MGD 64 for beer... not a great beer but the scale hates me less for it - 3/17/2009 1:13:17 AM
    hey guys, wouldn't you agree that 1 drink mix a day with 1oz.of either vodka or gin mixed with a diet soda would be less calories than some of the cocktail recipes I just read. Thanks, gerrose. - 1/29/2009 10:23:29 AM
    Here's a couple recipes for cocktails with 100 calories or less:

    80 calories, no fat, - 2 points)

    1/2 cup Pink Energy Drink
    2 oz. Baja Bob's Blue Raspberry Martini Mix
    1 oz. Vodka

    Shake with ice. Pour. Revel in the purple-iciousness.

    (75 calories, no fat - 2 points)

    4 oz. Diet Sprite
    2 oz. Hansen's Natural Juice Cocktail, Low Calorie Peach Mango (or Minute Maid Light Mango Tropical)
    1 oz. Sugar Free Peach Torani Syrup
    1 oz. Vodka

    Shake with ice and enjoy this tropical treat!
    Cherry Vanilla Thrilla'

    (70 calories, no fat - 2 points)

    1/2 cup Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper
    1 oz. Vodka
    1 oz. Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup
    Lots of ice

    Pour ingredients into a shaker. Shake. Pour. Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry. Yum!
    PER SERVING (1 drink): 100 calories, 0g fat, 8 - 55mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0 - 1.5g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

    4 oz. seltzer or club soda
    1 1/2 oz. vodka (80 proof)
    1 1/2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Syrup (any fruit flavor)
    splash of lime juice

    Mix seltzer (or club soda), vodka, syrup, and lime juice, and serve over ice. Enjoy!


    - 1/27/2009 9:25:11 PM
  • One drink a day? So can I save them up and drink a bottle of wine on Saturday night? Seriously you could tell me I can never have chocolate again and I wouldn't care, but I'm not giving up my drink! It's too much fun! I did trade rum for vodka though since I was getting a rum belly. And snacking is not really a problem for me. When I drink I have no desire to eat. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. - 1/16/2009 12:41:13 AM
  • Well....this really is trouble.I can keep my diet, but weekends for me its all about drink and party. - 1/6/2009 10:30:40 PM
  • KWOO87
    this is an awesome article. i'm in college, and if there's anything to do when you're not studying or working, it's partying. from now on, i'm going with wine! - 1/5/2009 9:16:36 PM
    All this info is great to know but I agree with Coach Nicole in her comments. Also no matter how you look at it all alcohol gets absorbed the same way. In my experience when having some drinks it lowers my will power therefore reaching for a not so good munchie would be easier to justify. A total commitment in counting calories, healthy eating, exercise and a occasional drink is my ticket to success!
    - 1/5/2009 6:42:28 PM
  • This does help. I am a cocktail waitress and never really knew which, if any were ok to drink. I am pleased to discover that my vodka or wine choices made the list! - 1/5/2009 9:43:38 AM
  • STRESSED9641
    went out last night and thought I made a pretty good diet choice... vodka and grapefruit juice!! yummy! I also sometimes get a cold shot of raspberry vodka and chase it with water. - 1/3/2009 9:56:01 AM
  • Looks like I am going to have to rid myself of my Malibu Rum stash!! - 12/30/2008 8:56:00 PM
  • I don't get to drink that often, but this is something to keep handy and pull out when I do! - 12/30/2008 3:26:17 PM
  • This is great information. Will definitely keep this in mind come NYE and other celebratory events. Cheers! - 12/30/2008 9:52:58 AM
  • My major NYE problem is that it's also my birthday, so double trouble. I love that coconut rum isin't so bad - it's one of my favs! I am going to have to think up an awesome cocktail to incorporate it.

    Thanks for a great article! - 12/30/2008 2:20:18 AM
    Knowing more about the calorie content of drinks will keep me more focused on my fitness goal over Christmas, thanks for this article! - 12/16/2008 8:21:03 PM

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