Now I like to have a nice cosmopolitan as much as the next girl. However, that was until I found that a single cosmo equals 212 calories per 4-ounce serving. Maybe you’re rather a Pina Colada, which weighs in a whopping 250 calories. That margarita—up to 400 calories!
Suddenly you can see how swilling 4 on a girls night really adds up.
Luckily, I’ve found some crafty ways to enjoy a few fancy cocktails with my friends without ruining my healthy diet.
Here are ten tricks for shaving calories off your favorite cocktail…
The idea that a few cocktails can totally take a full meal’s worth of calories might make you put your swizzle stick elsewhere. Luckily, with drinks like daiquiris, mojitos, and so forth you can cut a lot of calories just by using fresh fruit rather than added sugar and syrups. I freeze berries and add them to my drinks. Crushing grapes in a drink also sweetens the deal as does muddling fresh mint or other sweet herbs.