Ingredients: Vodka, Soda water
Vodka averages 96 calories per 1.5 ounces. Soda water, of course, has no calories. However, there is no nutritional value in this drink whatsoever.
Whiskey and Gin
Guess what? Flavour isn’t bad for you! Forget the vodka. Bourbon generally ranges between 97 and 110 calories per 1.5 ounces (depending on the brand). So you get more flavour for a small handful more calories. It’ll be a way more satisfying experience, and it won’t leave you hollow and empty (like the vodka-soda).
A bit of wine is actually pretty good for you. Red wine packs in a ton of nutritional value. It contains four to nine percent of your DRI (Daily recommended Intake) of iron, 9.4 percent for potassium, and five percent of magnesium. But it is also filled with calories, so only a small glass now and again.
Ingredients: water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast
Guinness used to have a slogan: “Guinness is good for you!” Well, it really kinda is. First off, despite how thick it is, it’s way lower in calories than you think—128 calories per 12 ounces. Not bad. Because it’s made from more whole grains than lager (especially mega-brewery stuff), it’s full of nutrients. In fact, it’s been shown to have similar antioxidant properties to red wine.
Ingredients (may include): Red wine, lemon, cut oranges, lime, sugar, orange juice, gin, triple sec, apples, raspberries, strawberries, oranges, etc.
This isn’t low-calorie, but it has a lot of other things going for it. There are literally thousands of sangria recipes out there, so look for ones that use more fruit and less sugar. This is a great way to get a serving of fruit.
Ingredients: Vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery, salt, and pepper.
This could be classed as the ‘healthiest’ of them all. It’s very low calorie and it packs in a ton of nutrients.