We all have our favorite Cocktails and prefered Drinks. How many Calories are within our usual Order? Compare with other popular Cocktails, maybe it’s time for a change on that old Habit.
Caipirinha or Cachaca – 152 Calories
Brazil’s national drink beguiles American palates with its base of cachaca, a sugarcane spirit that can give off a whiff of petroleum. Add a couple of muddled limes and a splash of simple syrup and you have a complex, worthy competitor to the daiquiri. No wonder Brazilians look so good!
Mojito – 161 Calories
There’s a reason the Cuban import remains so popular. Muddled mint leaves add a cool, menthol hint to a stimulating combo of white rum, lime and sugar. The lesson here: Mint is a great low cal favor booster.
White Russian – 195 Calories
Theres a reason Jeff Bridges isn’t exactly in Ironman shape in The Big Lebowski, his characters favorite cocktail is basically coffee ice cream plus booze. And the recipe we re using here is fairly modest only oz of both Kahlua and cream adding more of either will jack the calories even higher!!
Bloody Mary – 168 Calories
The stalwart brunch cocktail is perhaps still the best savory, vegy one out there. Vodka stays out of the way, simply bringing proof to the party of succulent tomato juice, malty Worcestershire sauce, a dash of bright lime juice and the heat of a little Tabasco and pepper. The problem with this one thought, is that you rarely drink just one.
Gin and Tonic – 190 Calories
Created by British officers abroad as a vehicle for the malaria fighting effects of quinine, the classic gin and tonic remains one of the most refreshing drinks every. For more variations on the classic theme consider the summer spins on gin and tonics.
Margarita – 192 Calories
A dash of freshly squeezed lime juice highlights the agave fruit flavor of the tequila, while Cointreau supplies a nuanced, orange tinged sweetener for a juicy, addictive libation. Bonus Add all the salt you want to the rim, since there’s no calorie hit.
Now who is counting calories?