7 Delicious Cocktails That Won’t Make You Fat

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You don’t have to sacrifice taste to ditch calories – these drinks help keep the happy in happy hour with less than 200 calories per drink. See, you’re smiling already.
  1. L’Orange Ginger Carrot

    Calories: Less than 200

    It has fresh fruit juice and carrot juice, so you’re totally getting the nutrients you need (only with a splash of orange-flavored vodka). Cheers!

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  2. Pink Flamingo

    Calories: 186

    This pretty, rum-based cocktail is super-easy to make. Fancy it up by popping a long lime curl into the glass. Or multiply the recipe, mix in a bowl and add a few lime wedges to make it a punch.

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  3. Summer’s Peak

    Calories: Less than 200

    This vodka cocktail uses agave nectar, a low-calorie sweetener that has a low glycemic index. Translation? Sweetness without the added calories.  

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  4. Blushing Lady

    Calories: 162

    Mixed with grapefruit juice and vodka, this cocktail is both sweet and tart. Skip the sugar rim to save even more calories.  

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  5. Lemongrass Citrus Cocktail

    Calories: Less than 200

    A little bit like a mojito, this beverage mixes sweet (lime) with savory (lemongrass) -- and a little bit of citrus vodka. Tip: Use a naturally sweetened tonic, such as Q Tonic, which has 60 percent fewer calories than regular tonic.

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  6. Pink Spice

    Calories: 193

    Lemongrass and cilantro balance with vanilla and grenadine in this vodka-based drink. In other words: It’s pretty dang good.

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  7. Goose Island Beer Sofie

    Calories: 212

    Okay, so this guy is technically 212 calories, but as a tart, dry, sparkling ale, this pick is a good transition for those wanting to end their night with a brew -- but don’t want the added calories most beers come with, or the watered down taste of most “light” ales.


    Nestperts: Kevin Patricio, beverage director and partner for Caffe Muzio and master mixologist Nick Mautone for Grey Goose Vodka