Ah, the New Year…a time for enjoying indoor pursuits and maybe a few beverages. Well, that may be so for many of us, but it doesn’t mean the cocktails have to interfere with your new year’s resolution to cut calories.
Not all cocktails were made equal, and there are ways to make some delicious drinks without the regret that sometimes comes with them. Here are five ideas to help slim down your favorite cocktail—and aid your mission of slimming down in 2016…
1. Avoid Frozen Mix Drinks
Frozen cocktails are popular at bars and restaurants. However, Shape magazine sends a stern warning to calorie-conscious party-goers to avoid drinks like frozen margaritas.
Shape magazine points out that frozen concoctions could be “bona fide calorie bombs” that can weigh in at 500 or more calories—that’s close to the equivalent of two hamburgers, for the record. The magazine instead suggests making a traditional margarita (without frozen mix) that will knock that number down to around 150 calories.