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...
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.
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 ;)
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.
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