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No-Guilt, Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

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Moscow Mule

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 5 oz diet ginger ale
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • handful ice cubes

Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and mix well. Strain out ice, pouring into chilled glasses.

Gin And Tonic

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • 5 oz diet tonic water
  • slice of fresh lime
  • glass of ice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass of ice, garnish with lime.

Caipirinha

  • 1 packet Splenda
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 ½ oz white rum
  • glass of ice cubes

Let lime sit to room temperature. Cut into quarters, and put in cocktail shaker, along with Splenda and water. Mash lime with the back of a wooden spoon and mix until dissolved into mush. Add rum and ice cubes, shake well. Pour into glass.

Mojito

  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 packet Splenda
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ oz light rum
  • 2 oz club soda
  • glass of ice cubes

Pour lime juice into glass. Add mint and Splenda, stir until dissolved. Add rum and ice cubes, followed by club soda. Garnish with a fresh spring of mint.

Margarita

  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz low-calorie triple sec
  • 2 oz tequila
  • slice of lime
  • kosher salt
  • glass of ice cubes

Add lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and ice to cocktail shaker. Shake well for a slow count of 10. Rub lime along outside rim of glass, then roll in kosher salt, before pouring mixed margarita into glass. Garnish with fresh slice of lime.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • 1/3 oz vodka
  • 1/3 oz rum
  • 1/3 oz gin
  • 1/3 oz tequila
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • diet cola
  • fresh slice lemon
  • tall glass of ice

Dissolve Splenda in water. Add mixture to cocktail shaker, along with all liquors and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into tall cocktail glass filled with ice, add diet cola until filled. Garnish with fresh slice of lemon.

Sangria

  • 4 packets Splenda
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • fresh orange slices
  • fresh lemon slices
  • fresh lime slices
  • fresh peach slices
  • fresh grapes
  • 1 bottle wine
  • club soda

Dissolve Splenda into water. Add to pitcher, with fruit slices and grapes (white for red wine, red for white wine), and bottle of wine. Stir, then chill. Top pitcher with drizzle of club soda just before serving.

Bellini

  • 3/4 small flute champagne
  • 1/4 flute peach puree

Spoon peach puree in bottom of champagne flute. Fill to top with champagne.

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Comments

louromano on March 21, 2012:

Nice information ! Great hub,

ASD on February 08, 2012:

I love diet ginger ale & vanilla vodka! Yum...

Jongin on November 04, 2011:

Yeah me too! I pregame the Long Island Ice tea with Voli Spirits and fresh squeezed lemonade. I never get hangovers with Voli

Alana on November 02, 2011:

Mare I totally agree! We bought some for our Halloween party from Sam's club to make some seasonal drinks and it was perfect! Everybody loved the drinks and said how smooth it was. Voli is a winner for me.

Alison Roberts on November 01, 2011:

Mmmm that Moscow Mule is amazing. I even made it with Voli vodka, and it's even more guilt free, because it has almost half the calories of normal vodka! so good, I think I'll have another!

Marie on August 02, 2011:

LOVE IT! I've never had Ty Ku but I have had Voli Light Vodka, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It's low calorie and so delicious! Try it, I'm sure you'll love the healthy alternative! :)

powerofknowledge1 on July 15, 2011:

Great hub!

Patricia on February 03, 2011:

I just tried the Moscow mule with soju instead of vodka. TY KU is saying it's a lot less calories than Vodka. Anyone know if its true?? it actually tastes amazing. Abby G, ill b trying their liqueur soon!!

Kevin on July 09, 2010:

Good stuff. I always use fresh juices to cut some calories when I make drinks.

Abby G. on February 03, 2010:

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed these recipes! They are all awesome and I highly recommend anyone to try them, especially since we all know in summertime, excessive calories are never our friend. Another favorite of mine is a sub for a margarita. Its made with TyKu Liqueur, tequila, lime squeezes and some soda. Very refreshing and if made right, it's less than 100 calories!

Curious Traveller from United Kingdom on April 26, 2009:

Gin and tonic is one of my favourite and most refreshing drinks. You have a lot of great ideas here, however. Great Hub.

Julie-Ann Amos from Gloucestershire, UK on October 25, 2008:

great hub thanks, am linking to it from mine on bar tools

mike king from california on August 24, 2008:

genius--thanks

tanya tequila on June 05, 2008:

guilt free alcohol doesn't equal guilt free drunk sex

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on July 22, 2007:

You've got some of my favorites here. I'm glad to know they can be made "guilt free"!

lenkir on July 22, 2007:

Thank you for the great ideas! Patio drinking guilt free days here I come!

joniki from manassas on July 21, 2007:

I'll have one of each please :-)

Nice work