Does your #NewYearNewMe resolution call for all things “low-calorie”? Well, then you and I have something in common.
We’re all watching that waistline, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up on all things good just yet. Maybe, we just need to give our imagination a good stretch instead and come up with a better solution, like these tasty low-calorie cocktails.
These vodka-based cocktails are concocted with ingredients with a low-calorie count. The vodka itself is a spirit with low calories (about 64 cals per 30ml). They are further mixed with healthy substitutions like sugar-free ingredients that give you pretty much the same delicious flavor minus the high calories.
So, are you ready to sip your way through 2020 without ruining your new year’s resolution?
Low-Calorie Lemon Drop Martini
A lemon drop martini is the perfect combination of a sweet and sour cocktail. Made of lemon juice and a sugar-free sweetener, this cocktail packing in the same zingy taste without piling on the calories.
60ml Smirnoff No.21 vodka
30ml sugar-free lemon syrup
Juice of a half lemon
Granulated stevia, to rim the glass
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Place the stevia and lemon juice in two separate bowls.
Then dip the martini glass in the lemon juice and then the stevia to rim the glass.
Pour the vodka, lemon juice, and lemon syrup along with the ice in a shaker and shake.
Pour the mix into the rimmed martini glass, garnish and serve.
Everyone loves a good cosmopolitan but this one only gets better because it’s made with unsweetened ingredients.
45ml Smirnoff No.21 vodka
30ml unsweetened cranberry juice
1tbsp fresh lime juice
2-3 drops orange extract
1 drop liquid stevia
Lime twist, for garnish
Pour all the ingredients in a shaker half full of ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish and serve.
Refresh your palate from a regular high-calorie mojito with this low-calorie mojito instead. It’s fresh, minty and just as delicious.
45ml Smirnoff No.1 vodka
2tbsp lime juice
2gm granulated stevia
1 splash club soda
4 fresh mint leaves
Lime slice, for garnish
Muddle the mint leaves with lime and stevia.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add vodka and top it off with club soda.
Garnish with lime slice and mint.
This New Year, switch to these low-calorie cocktails.