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8 Cocktails You Can Drink Without Putting on Any Weight!

On a nutritionist’s scale of bad drinks to gain weight, mixed drinks would score close to a ten. While tasty and a great way to get a party going, they have a tendency to be brimming with sugars and calories. Although we should probably avoid them, the honest truth is that we’re likely to have a cocktail or two when we go out (or stay in) for a night of fun. Thankfully, there some cocktail options hidden around the internet that even a nutritionist could approve of.

Here are a few cocktail recipes that you won’t have to spend a week burning off:

Sparkling Hibiscus Martini

96 calories

.75 oz vodka

.50 oz hibiscus tea, brewed and cooled

.75 oz white grape juice

.75 oz sparkling wine

Lemon peel

Mint

Add vodka, tea, and juice to shaker. Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. Top with sparkling wine. Squeeze lemon peel over glass to release oils, garnish with mint. (Via EatClean

Avión Watermelon Martini

182 calories

2 ounces Avión Silver or Reposado

1 ounce fresh lime juice

4 1-inch cubes fresh watermelon

1 squeeze agave nectar

1 lemon wedge, for garnish (optional)

1 mint leaf, for garnish (optional)

Build ingredients in a Collins glass with ice and stir. Garnish with lemon wedge and mint leaf, if desired. ( Via Shape.com

Pineapple and Coconut Champagne Cocktail

70 calories

Organic Pineapple Juice, well chilled

Organic Coconut Juice Blend, well chilled

Champagne or Prosecco, well chilled

Simple Syrup

Unsweetened finely shredded coconut.

Pour some simple syrup in a small bowl and the shredded coconut in another small bowl. Dip the top ¼ or so of your champagne glasses in the simple syrup and then in the shredded coconut making sure the rim is well coated. Set aside to dry a little. Fill each champagne glass with 1 ½ ounces of EACH pineapple and coconut juices. Fill the rest of the way with the champagne or Prosecco. Serve immediately. Notes:Simple Syrup is a 1:1 sugar water ratio syrup. To make combine equal amounts in a sauce pan (example 1 cup sugar one cup water) and then bring a simmer stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Chill completely in an air tight container until ready to use. (Via Pineapple And Coconut

Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

107 calories

3 1/2 tablespoons Truvia

1/2 cup water

2 rhubarb stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)

1 orange, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered

4 cups (32 oz) chilled seltzer

1 bottle (25 oz) chilled Prosecco or dry sparkling white wine

Ice

In a small saucepan, bring the sweetener and water to a boil. Add the rhubarb, reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and let it cool (place the bowl in an ice bath to speed up the process). Meanwhile, combine the orange slices, orange juice, strawberries and sparkling wine in a large pitcher. To serve, add the cooled rhubarb mixture, seltzer and ice. Mix and slightly muddle with a wooden spoon or ladle. (Via Daily Burn

Green with Inn-vy

180 calories

6 slices cucumber

5 pieces honeydew melon

5 mint leaves

3 ounces Inniskillin Vidal

1 cucumber wheel, for garnish

1 mint sprig, for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber, melon, and mint. Add Vidal and ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with cucumber wheel and mint sprig. ( Via Shape.com

French Kiss Cocktail

116 calories

1 bottle Champagne, Prosecco, or Moscato wine

1 package organic raspberries

8 mint leaves

1/2 lemon

Gluten-free vodka

1/2 tsp raw honey (Optional)

1 tsp chambord liquor(Optional)

Place 5 berries in the bottom of your champagne glass. Add 2 mint leaves. Using a spoon, muddle raspberries until slightly mashed, but somewhat whole. Fill up glass with Champagne, Prosecco, or Moscato wine. Add a dash of vodka and lemon juice. Add a 1/2 tsp raw honey/1 tsp chambord (optional). (Via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Nilla Basil Daiquirí

132 calories

3 Basil leaves

1-1/2 Barspoon Vanilla Syrup Sugar Free

2 ounces Rum

1/4 Fresh Lime, squeezed

Basil leaf garnish

Muddle three basil leaves with vanilla syrup and lime juice. Add rum and ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with remaining basil leaf.(Via The Intoxicologist

Skinny Blueberry Spritzer

117 calories

½ cup blueberry juice

2 tbsp. lime juice

1 tsp. fine sugar

¼ cup champagne

1 cup ice cubes

A few blueberries for decoration

In a measuring cup add blueberry juice, lime juice and sugar, mix well. In a glass, fill it up to the top with ice cubes and pour blueberry juice mixture over the top. Add champagne and a few blueberries. (Via Peanut Butter & Peppers