Low-Carb Cocktails: 4 Low-Calorie Summer Drinks

Enjoying summer with low-calorie cocktails? We will tell you where the sugar traps are hiding and how to lose weight all summer thanks to our 4 recipes.

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Here’s how to find the right summer cocktail

No other cocktail tastes like summer and vacation like a Pina Colada. Fresh tropical fruits and creamy white are reminiscent of the sandy beach in Bali. A supposed dream. With at least 350 calories per glass, this drink could also pass for a meal.

If you want to keep your slim figure, you better drink little of this delicacy. In general, alcohol is not very healthy. It contains almost twice as many calories as sugar and also inhibits fat burning.

Cream, syrup and liqueurs – no low calorie return?

But you must not deprive yourself of feasting! Read the cocktail menu carefully before ordering. Or just mix it yourself at home, the advantage is that you know exactly what’s in the glass and can vary the ingredients. As a general rule, the fewer ingredients a cocktail has, the fewer calories it has. Stay away from cream, syrup and liqueurs – they contain a lot of sugar. Citrus, berry and soda drinks are more refreshing and lighter.

Low calorie cocktails

Cosmopolitan (129 kcal)

If you like it fruity and sweet, the “Cosmo” is a good choice. The one, through Sex and the City, The cocktail that has become famous shines despite the liqueur, with an average of 130 kcal per glass! A dream in pink, with a touch of glamour.


Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add some ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Then strain into a chilled martini glass.

Vodka Martini (152 kcal)

It’s James Bond’s favorite cocktail and a true classic. The special feature of this martini glass is the olive. It gives the drink a delicate and refreshing salty taste, and is also a healthy snack. What more do we want?


Place ice cubes, vodka, and vermouth in a mixing glass and stir (shaking is not recommended as it creates unsightly cloudiness and dilutes flavors). Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olive(s).

Skinny bitch (100 calories)

The cocktail, also known as “vodka soda”, is very popular in the model scene. No wonder: a minimum of ingredients, a minimum of calories. The scales have nothing to complain about here!


Put the ice cubes in a highball glass. Pour in the vodka, lime juice and club soda and mix well. If you want it a little sweeter and can still tolerate the calories, substitute lime juice for lime syrup.

Gin and tonic (160 kcal)

Gin has become a real cult and can be tasted in countless variations. The best known and probably the most popular version is gin and tonic. This classic gets an extra kick of freshness with a slice of cucumber or a sprig of rosemary. Be sure to try it!


Put the ice cubes in a highball glass. First pour in the gin, then top up with tonic water and stir well. Garnish as you wish.

More tips for a low-calorie summer

An elegant alternative to a cocktail is a chilled, dry white wine. A small glass contains only 100 kcal and even less like a sour spritzer. If you prefer not to drink alcohol at all, just order a mocktail. This alcohol-free version of the cocktail is once again being talked about this summer. It is part of a healthy lifestyle and aims to encourage mindful drinking, in line with the motto “Mindful Drinking”.

“Open your eyes !” also applies to mocktails. Some mixes contain a lot of sugar and, even without alcohol, can become a calorie trap. With the mentioned tips and a conscious decision, you will easily pass the summer. Have fun mixing and vacuuming!

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