5 Low-Calorie Cocktails That Won't Ruin Your Diet

Wellness

January 25, 2018 | BY Coco Marett

Want to enjoy your booze without the bloat? We’ve listed five low calorie cocktails to order at the bar. Besides, not only are sugary cocktails and mixed drinks not worth the calories, they’re also a recipe for a nasty hangover. Now go and get your drink on (responsibly, of course) you health-conscious degenerate, you.

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Margarita

A margarita, when made right, is a great low-cal option. The recipe calls for tequila, lime juice, and a dash of agave syrup or Cointreau. You can ask the bartender to go extra light on the syrup or skip it altogether. Also, avoid any pre-made margarita mixes, which are often packed with sugar. 

Get it at: Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, limewoodhk.com

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Old Fashioned

Not only is this classic cocktail one of the oldest recipes in the book—it dates back over 200 years—it's also one of the lowest calorie drinks you can order at the bar, as it's free from any mixers, syrups or fruit juice. 

Get it at: Ronin, 8 On Wo Lane, Sheung Wan, roninhk.com

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Martini 

A simple mixture of gin and vermouth, martinis—like the old fashioned—are low calorie thanks to the absence of any mixers. Ordering a "dry" martini means more gin and just a splash of vermouth, and if you want to skip the sodium from the olives, ask for your martini "with a twist" for lemon instead. 

Get it at: The Old Man, Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central, theoldmanhk.com

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Moscow Mule 

This refreshing drink is a summer staple. Traditionally, this timeless cocktail comes with vodka, ginger beer, lime and sugar syrup—but if you ask your bartender nicely to skip the syrup, a Moscow Mule clocks in at around 100 calories. 

Get it at: Otto e Mezzo, Shop 202, 2/F Alexandra House, 5-17 Des Voeux Road, Central, ottoemezzobombana.com

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Bloody Mary

Ask for extra Tabasco, as registered dietitian Abbey Sharp of Abbey's Kitchen says, "when a drink is super spicy, it slows down my drinking and encourages me to have a sip of water between each sip of alcohol."

Get it at: Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, commissaryhk.com

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