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5 low-calorie cocktails for your next night out

Trying to slim down for summer? You might want to put down that Pina Colada…

By Katie Skelly
Just because alcohol is one of the biggest calorie culprits, it doesn’t mean that you have to forfeit your next Saturday night out!
You work so hard all week and you should be able to treat yourself without undoing all the good of taking the stairs instead of the lift.
Check out our top 5 favourite cocktails below 200 calories to order on your next guilt-free night out!
Is it happy hour yet?
1. Old Fashioned
One of the earliest recorded cocktails, this classic is beloved by basically anyone who watches Mad Men.
Served in a short glass, your new favourite drink is made by muddling sugar with bitters, a splash of rye or bourbon and topped with a citrus twist.
At just 154 calories, this vintage classic is a great way to start any sophisticated evening.
2. Cosmopolitan
Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha were totally onto something with this one!
You’ll feel classy with a hint of sassy drinking this vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime concoction, and at just 150 calories, you won’t feel guilty ordering another round!
3. Mojito
Just to be clear, this doesn’t include those bucket freezer mixes you get on special at Dan Murphy’s…
A traditional Mojito is made with white rum, lime juice, soda water, mint and only a pinch of sugar.
And at just 160 a pop, it’s a fabulous and fresh choice for your next summer BBQ.
4. Gin and tonic
With just two ingredients and one very simple recipe, you can be sure that just about every bar will get it right.
Pro tip: Ask your bartender to serve up your 148 calorie drink in a short glass to avoid excess sugars from additional tonic.
Even royals love the occasional cocktail!
5. Champagne
Congratulations, you don’t always need to be celebrating to pop the champagne!
The beverage’s 90 calorie per flute make-up is reason enough to toast the week away.
Cheers!

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