Five Low-Calorie Guilt-Free Vodka Cocktails
There exist nearly as many types of vodka cocktails out there as the people who drink them. Even though vodka cocktails come in a huge variety, most of them are filled to the brim with calories. However, you can create your own low-calorie vodka cocktail which is not only delicious but also won’t break your diet chart.
Here is a list of some of the most delightful low-calorie vodka cocktails:
① Vodka Soda
Cocktails don’t come much simpler than this. There are no calories in soda and water, so the only caloric content in this cocktail comes from the vodka. Don’t just use any vodka, though. When the only other ingredients are water and soda, there is truly nowhere for a low-quality vodka to hide. Try one of the finest and smoothest vodka available in India, such as Red Bliss by Hermes. This particular vodka in India is smooth and makes a delicious version of the cocktail. Did you know vodka averages 96 calories per 1.5 ounces, making vodka soda a low-calorie cocktail?
② Flavor-Infused Vodkas
Infused vodkas offer a flavourful and interesting experience when drinking vodka straight. It also eliminates the need to add various traditional mixers like juice which have a high-calorie content. Flavored vodkas are the best cocktails without any extra calories, and nowadays, many brands of vodka offer infused varieties. Some of the most common infused vodkas sold include vanilla, lemon, berries and cucumber.
③ Cranberry Vodka
Because the calories in vodka tend to be pretty high, the only way to have a cocktail without a lot of calories is to be mindful of what you mix in with your beverage. Cranberry juice is one ingredient which is not just healthy but also incredibly delicious. This drink only has a total of 115 calories, so you can easily splurge on two glasses. Sugar is the main culprit for calories in vodka cocktails. Apart from cranberry juice, you can also use low-calorie mixers such as diet Coke, diet lemonade, diet iced tea, lime juice and other diet mixers that add zero calories to vodka. Most of these mixers are low in sugar or have switched out the sugar with a sweet substitute.
④ Vodka Gimlet
The gimlet is a cocktail usually made of gin, lime juice, and soda. When gimlet is added to a light mix of vodka, it is not only refreshing but also easy on the waistline. Gimlet is the perfect cocktail to sip on during summers as it’s not just bright but also sour up front. The vodka’s rather neutral flavor lets the fresh lime juice shine. Lime is an essential ingredient of this cocktail, so you need to ensure you use a ripe one when preparing Vodka Gimlet.
⑤ Vodka Martini
A vodka martini is a delightful cocktail made with vodka and vermouth, a variation of a martini. It is prepared by combining vodka, dry vermouth and ice in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Even though vodka martini is incredibly boozy, it is also lower in sugar content than most cocktails of the same strength. The best thing you can do to make the healthiest version of your cocktail is garnished it with a lemon and a few olives.
Low-calorie vodka drinks are tricky since most of them comprise of sugar-loaded juices and mixers. While making your own vodka cocktail at home, you should use the freshest ingredients, as bottled mixes and canned juices come loaded with added sugar. This defeats the entire purpose of what you’re trying to do. Try out the cocktails mentioned above at your home, and your taste buds, as well as waistline, will thank you.