Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

We don't know about you, but any award-show-watching sesh always includes a few cocktails — and that's just the red-carpet preview. While we don't envy the extreme measures some of the stars resort to in an effort to fit into their frocks, who doesn't appreciate a rockin' bod?
So, to ensure that you don't do extreme damage to yours over the course of several hours (you know how long these shows can be), we've got a recipe for a skinny sipper from Le Colonial restaurant that's almost guilt-free. The only calories you're logging are for the jigger of gin (97 calories). Otherwise, you can thank the oh-so healthy green tea for keeping your middle whittled and your hangover at bay — hopefully.

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz iced green tea
  • 1.5 oz Hendricks gin
  • Splash of diet ginger ale (or regular ginger ale and soda water — adds minimal calories)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 5 cucumber slices

How To Make
  • Muddle the lime wedge, cucumber slices, and mint leaves in a mixing glass.
  • Add gin and green tea.
  • Cover and shake.
  • Fill pilsner glass with ice and transfer ingredients.
  • Top glass with a splash of diet ginger ale or regular ginger ale and soda water.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.



Recipe adapted from efinery29.com
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