20 Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

low calorie alcoholic drinks
low calorie alcoholic drinks

These low calorie alcoholic drinks will help you save 100’s of calories.

In this article on low calorie cocktails, I will share several make at home low calorie alcoholic drinks as well as low calorie drinks at the bar. This way you’re covered if you’re doing an at home happy hour, or while out with friends.

In this article:

1. Homemade recipes- 10 Make at Home Low Calorie Cocktails

2. Going out for drinks- 10 Low Calorie Drinks At The Bar

Make at home Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

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Below you will find 10 low calorie alcoholic drinks to enjoy at home. They are simple and delicious, and best of all, low in calories!

Remember, over drinking will lead to over eating. Limit your drinking so you don’t go overboard, eat an entire load of bread, and text your ex.

Homemade Low Calorie Cocktails:

Below you will find these 10 low calorie alcoholic drinks.

  • Raspberry or Peach Bellini
  • White Wine Elderflower Spritzer
  • Strawberry Margarita
  • Watermelon Margarita
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Vodka Berry Spritzer
  • Grapefruit Rosemary Gin
  • Lemon Rosemary Vodka Cocktail
  • Spiked Apple Cider

Low Calorie Champagne and White Wine Cocktails

These white wine cocktails use either champagne or white wine to make low calorie alcoholic drinks.

Raspberry or Peach Bellini

If you love champagne, you will love this low calorie cocktail!

I like to make both the raspberry and the peach puree, this way my guests can choose for themselves.

Raspberry Bellini Recipe

Raspberry or Peach Bellini

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This low calorie cocktail is a croud pleaser! I like to make both the raspberry and the peach puree, and then let my guests choose.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 126 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of raspberries or peaches
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bottle chilled Brut champagne

Instructions
 

  • Blend the raspberries, or peaches and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Strain the fruit puree through a sieve; discard any seeds.
  • Set up 6 champagne flutes and put about 1 tablespoon puree in each glass. Add champagne and stir gently and serve.

Notes

Each Bellini has approximately:
Calories: 126
Fat: 0.1
Fiber: 0.8
Protein: 0.5
Carbs: 9.9

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal
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White Wine Elderflower Spritzer

This crisp drink is a great way to enjoy your nightly glass of wine! I prefer it with a light white, like a Viognier.

This low calorie wine cocktail takes the average white wine spritzer up a notch.

White Wine Elderflower Spritzer

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This low calorie wine cocktail is crisp and delcious! Try it out on hot afternoons, it's great over ice!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 146 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz White Wine
  • 4 oz St. Germain Liquor
  • 6 oz Tonic Water
  • 4 Lemon Peel Twists

Instructions
 

  • Add the white with and liquor to a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well, add to 2 glasses, top with tonic water and lemon peels.

Notes

Each White Wine Cocktail has:
Calories: 146
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0.3
Protein: 0.1
Carbs: 16.2

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal
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Low Calorie Drinks with Tequila

These low calorie drinks with tequila are a great way to enjoy a home made happy hour.

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Strawberry Margarita

These low calorie strawberry margaritas as so fantastic!! My little trick, balsamic vinegar!

I know it seams strange, but go with me… these have been a long time favorite at Lose Weight By Eating, and the balsamic really increases the sweetness of the strawberries!

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Strawberry Margarita

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These strawberry margaritas have been a long time reader favorite at Lose Weight By Eating!
Don't let the balsamic scare you off, it boosts the sweetness of the strawberries!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Club soda

Instructions
 

  • Add the ice, strawberries, tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, Balsamic vinegar and powdered sugar to a blender. Pulse adding club soda to help it along until it is smooth and ready to drink. Pour into 4 glasses garnish with a strawberry and serve.
  • Note: Make sure to rinse, wash or soak your blender before you walk away from the kitchen. This will help avoid the strawberry remains from sticking to the side of the blender and the blades.

Notes

Nutrition information:
Makes 4 Skinny Margaritas, each has:
Calories: 155
Fat: 0
Fiber: 1
Protein: 1
Carbs: 6

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal
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Watermelon Margarita

This watermelon margarita is from the best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating.

These low calorie cocktails are so refreshing, and a great way to use up watermelon that is not very sweet. Did you know that freezing watermelon makes it sweeter?!

For more low calorie drinks with tequila see below.

Watermelon Margarita

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4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon cubes
  • ¼ cup silver tequila
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • ½ lime cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place the watermelon chunks in a large freezer-safe plastic container and freeze them completely, 3 to 5 hours.
  • Add the frozen watermelon, tequila, and orange liqueur to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among four glasses and serve with lime wedges.

Notes

Per serving: calories 116; fat 0 g; fiber 0.5 g; protein 1 g; carbohydrates 15 g
Makes 4 margaritas

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal
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Tequila Sunrise

This 115 calorie low calorie tequila cocktail is easy and delicious… it’s a bit sweet, so make one of these when you’re looking for a “hanging out on a beach” kind of drink.

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Tequila Sunrise

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Try this low calorie cocktail next time you are looking for a super sweet, vacation type drink.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 115 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Jigger of Tequila
  • 4 oz Champagne or Sparkling White Wine
  • 2 fresh or frozen cherries
  • Juice of One Orange

Instructions
 

  • Put a cherry in the bottom of two champagne flutes. In a shaker add the orange juice and tequila and ice, shake well and add to the champagne flutes, top with champagne right before serving.

Notes

Each cocktail contains:
Calories: 115
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0
Protein: 0
Carbs: 7

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal
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Low Calorie Drinks with Vodka and Gin

Gin and vodka are pretty similar, so if there is a gin recipe below that you want to make with vodka… it will work!

These low calorie drinks with vodka can be made at home, simply, with all natural ingredients.

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Vodka Berry Spritzer

If you’re looking for low calorie drinks with vodka, look no further! This low calorie spritzer is refreshing, and even metabolism boosting!

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Vodka Berry Spritzer

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This simple cocktail is impressive, and refreshing!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler or spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 cup mixed berries
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 2 sprigs of mint

Instructions
 

  • Add the vodka and the berries to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler, or the back of a spoon to smash the berries.
  • Add a handful of ice, cover the shaker and shake well.
  • Add the contents to 2 glasses, top with ice, and the club soda.
  • Add a sprig of mint, and enjoy.

Notes

Each cocktail has:
Calories: 75
Fat: 0.1
Fiber: 0.6
Protein: 0.1
Carbs: 2.1

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal
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Grapefruit Rosemary Gin

This delicious low calorie cocktail can be made with gin or vodka.. if you make it with vodka, it’s a take on a Greyhound.

I love that grapefruit naturally boosts metabolism, so this is a good drink to try if you’ve been trying to swap out empty calories, for metabolism boosting ones.

More low calorie drinks with vodka below.

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Grapefruit Rosemary Gin

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This easy take on a gin and juice is refreshing and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large Pink Grapefruit
  • cup Gin
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze and strain the grapefruit juice, set aside.
  • Fill two glasses with ice, add ½ of the gin to each glass top with the juice and stir with the rosemary sprig.

Notes

Each drink contains:
Calories: 138
Fat: 0
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 0
Carbs: 10

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal
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Lemon Rosemary Vodka Cocktail

Low calorie drinks with vodka don’t have to be hit in calories! This one is only 65 calories!

Try out this, and other low calorie alcoholic drinks below to help cut calories.

Lemon Rosemary Vodka Cocktail

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This simple vodka cocktail is crisp and delcious… and super low in calories!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 min
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Instructions
 

  • Add a handful of ice, to a tall glass.
  • Add 1 ounce of vodka to each glass, squeeze over the lemon juice.
  • Top with club soda, and use the rosemary to stir.

Notes

Each drink contains:
Calories: 65 Fat: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Carbs: 0

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal
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Low Calorie Cocktails with Rum

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Spiced Apple Cider

This recipe uses the popular Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe on the Lose Weight By Eating website.

Get the Apple Cider recipe here.

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Spiced Apple Cider

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This recipe uses the low calorie Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe in the best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT WITH YOUR INSTANT POT. But don't worry, you can get the full recipe at LoseWeightByEating.com
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Instant Pot Apple Cider see Lose Weight By Eating
  • 4 ounces spiced rum

Instructions
 

  • Add ice to 4 glasses.
  • Top each glass with 1 ounce of rum, and 1 cup of apple cider, and serve.

Notes

Per serving: calories 131; fat 0 g; saturated fat 0 g; fiber 2 g; protein 0 g; carbohydrates 18 g; sugar 15 g

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal
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Low Calorie Drinks at the Bar

low calorie drinks at the bar

So, what happens if you want to go out and have a cocktail? This lint of low calorie drinks at the bar can help you choose wisely when you go out to drink!

Glass of white wine – 125 calories

Glass of red wine – 125 calories

Vodka Soda – 64 calories

Vodka Tonic – 175 calories

Vodka Cranberry Spritzer – 95 calories

Dirty Martini – 125 calories

Gin and Soda – 64 calories

Gin and Tonic – 175 calories

Hard Cider – 129 calories

Shot of tequila – 65 calories

If you’re looking to go out and have a drink with your friends, this list of 10 low calorie drinks at the bar should help you make smart choices.

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