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Your Party Guide to Diet-Friendly Drinks


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very useful and interesting article - however, too many typos. It says nutritional information per ounce and then the table says nutrional info per 1.5 oz so it's a bit confusing. Report
I love Carlo Rossi Sangria. its a red wine that comes in a big jug for 12 bucks. I wonder the calorie content of it because its so sweet. Report
i did stop drinking beer although i love it and i have started drinking wine a glass or 2! this article answered some things i was curious about. Report
This article states that vodka contains 69 calories per oz, but in the SparkPeople nutrition tracker, SP's vodka listing has 64.2 calories per oz.

I know it's not a huge difference, but I was wondering about the variation...? Report
what is mgd64 ????? Report
Ok its good to know that alcohol is absorbed first. I do love my wine (especially chardonay) so Im glad I get a little brake there. Obviously in moderation. I can forgo snacking when I drink, its more fun. Report
I tried the MGD64. does NOTHING for me except leave a bad aftertaste.

Even though it's 95 calories, I REEALLY prefer Michelob Ultra. (ice cold of course).

And since I've begun my healthier eating regimen, I limit myself to one evening of drinking beer, and I only put 4 in the fridge/ when my ice cold ones are gone...I'm done.

I'm one also who will never give up my drink! Although moderation DEFINITELY is good. I also don't get hungry if I have a few drinks, so that "drinking leads to eating" doesn't apply to me, thank goodness! I did learn recently (and it's in the article too), that alcohol gets absorbed and the food you eat with it then doesn't get processed correctly and ends up as fat. That's good to know, although I rarely drink and eat at the same time anyway. I would be interested to know how soon after eating you could drink alcohol without it affecting how your food is digested? Just a thought... Report
It's funny that I saw this article today because I spent some time earlier looking up nutritional facts on wines - especially Riesling - my favorite. Since I don't intend to give up my wine, I do want to be conscious of the calories. This article basically confirmed what I found on the internet. Calories per ounce ranged from 20-24 calories. Report
In reference to the comment about the cocktail recipes cited in this string of replies: the calories might be a little higher than some alternatives but I would rather have something a little more interesting in moderation with a few more calories than something less interesting with fewer calories.

So, yes, I might agree that there are even lower cal alternatives to the low-cal alternatives. That is a scientific fact. Answering "yes" does not mean I would answer "yes" to the implied question: shouldn't we drink the lowest calorie drink?

I guess you have decide between low-cal alternatives to regular drinks and super low-cal alternatives to the alternatives. Personally, the low-cal alternatives sounds just FINE!

Wouldn't you agree that you don't always have to go for the lowest calorie alternative to lose weight:) or maintain? Report
I saw a comment about mixing alcohol and an energy drink...My 20-year old friend had a heartattack two weeks ago from drinking that combination. He has always been really healthy and in shape, and the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him until he mentioned that he'd gone out the night before and had been mixing red bull and jagermeister (sp?). After hearing his story, I would never mix the two together and I've been telling everyone because it is such a dangerous combination and I don't want anything like that to happen to anyone - and if it can happen to a healthy man, the dangers must be far worse for those not in shape. Thanks :) Report
Thanks for the great article! Report
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 Report
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. Report
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!



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