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Jan 12, 2008 11:18 AM

Diet Cocktails

Hubby and I are on WW, and we're looking for low points cocktails. For those of you not familiar with the ways of WW, this means drinks with non sweet liquor, i.e. vodka, run or gin - a shot is 2 points. Fruit juices, undiluted, are high points and should be avoided. Mixing drinks with sweet liqueurs such as triple sec add another 3 points, so I'd rather not use it. Simple syrup might be okay (1 point for 2 tsp. sugar) if a lot isn't used. I bought some stevia that I might experiment with...

Any ideas?


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  1. drinks from when I am on an Atkins/Paleo hybrid diet

    vanilla stoli and diet coke.
    cuba libre with diet
    Gin and diet tonic water
    Vodka & soda w/lime
    Miller Lite (98Cal)

    Yes they are not all as good as a high end cocktails, Yes diet coke is sorta gross. BUT when watching calories its a decent alternative.

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    1. re: ac106

      I do like Captain Morgan's and diet ginger ale. What do you consider "highballs"? That is what my grandma called any mixed drink.

    2. You can use splenda and make (somewhat passable) sours, mojitos, etc.

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      1. re: white light

        Splenda doesn't agree with me, but thanks for the idea anyway

      2. Dirty Vodka Martini

        Fill short glass with ice
        Pour vodka to about 3/4 full
        Add olive juice to taste (I add about 2 tsp)
        Drop in two olives

        You can measure the vodka if you like, but after a couple of these you probably won't care anyway ;)

        1. A lot of the calories in whatever you choose to drink come from the alcohol - 7 cal/g vs. 4 cal/g carb/sugar, and 9 cal/g for fat.

          Watch out for the spiced rums and flavored vodkas. Many of those have added sugar, which is not noted on the bottle.

          Diet Ginger ale and Bourbon/Rum is good. Also, original Fresca goes good with bourbon - throw in a dash or two of orange, peychauds, or Angostura bitters for extra spice and flavor.


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          1. re: Papa Kip Chee

            Actually, spiced rum - I checked a few brands - has the same amount of calories as regular rum. About 60 - 70 per ounce.

          2. Diet Mojito

            Muddle mint sprigs with lime wedges
            Add 1 jigger white rum
            top off with diet lemon/lime soda

            I have on occasion added s/f vanilla syrup to make the drink sweeter and add a different flavor profile