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16 Low-Cal Love Potions for Valentine's Day

Forget the chocolate! This Valentine's Day, play bartender at home for your single ladies or special someone. These festive mixed drinks will give you just enough of a buzz to get your flirt on without too many extra calories. (All drinks serve 1 unless noted otherwise.)

Dessert Fizz

Drink your dessert on V-Day in the form of this deliciously fizzy libation originally concocted by the Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash. Thanks to dark chocolate vodka, you'll taste the complex flavors of cocoa with intoxicating notes of coffee and caramel.


1 large strawberry, chopped

1 handful mint leaves

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka

3 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
1 strawberry slice, for garnish

Muddle strawberry, mint, agave, and lemon juice. Add vodka and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with strawberry slice.

Nutrition score per serving: 200 calories, 11g sugars

Cherry Chiller

Toast your fun and fabulous friends with this fruity champagne-based cocktail. Created by Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture, the bubbly drink is guaranteed to put everyone in high spirits.

2 basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
5 pitted bing cherries

1/2 ounce gin

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1/2 ounce lime juice

3 ounces Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial

Muddle basil, 3 cherries, gin, simple syrup, and lime juice in a shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass, top off with champagne, and garnish with 2 cherries.

Nutrition score per serving: 149 calories, 4g sugars

Jasmine Tea Mojito

Premium organic green tea mingles with a dash of lime and white rum for a cool, refreshing 95-calorie mojito. Agave nectar keeps it light but sweet, while the addition of fresh mint transports you to a tropical paradise all your own.

8 to 10 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons agave
2 spoonfuls DAVIDsTEA Silk Dragon Jasmine
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup club soda
4 ounces white rum

Muddle mint leaves with a bit of agave at the bottom of a pitcher. Cover with ice. Steep tea in hot water and strain into pitcher. Add lime juice, remaining agave, club soda, and rum; stir to combine. Garnish with mint sprigs. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition score per serving: 95 calories, 6g sugars

Gotcha Matcha-tini with Soju

The list of tasty ways to enjoy green tea is seemingly endless. You can even whip up a low-calorie cocktail with antioxidant-rich matcha powder. A little agave nectar and a squeeze of lemon blend sweetness and tartness for the perfect-tasting potion.


1 part Soju
2 parts filtered water
1 teaspoon Gotcha Matcha
1 teaspoon agave nectar
Fresh mint or ginger (optional)
Juice of 1/2 meyer lemon
1 lemon wedge, for garnish

In a martini shaker, shake all ingredients except lemon wedge well. Pour over fresh ice cubes and garnish with lemon wedge.

Nutrition score per serving: 100 calories

Pomegranate Cosmo

For the easiest cocktail you've ever made, simply pour your friends or special someone a glass of this ready-made drink. Each pre-mixed serving is low in calories and totally lightweight. Even better, the pomegranate cosmo flavor is brimming with the essence of healthy pomegranate and cranberry.

100 milliliters VnC Cocktails Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Pour into a glass.

Nutrition score per serving: 150 calories

Love Potion #9

Your friends (and you) will fall in love at first sip with this potent potion. The vodka, distilled from coconut nectar, gives the easy-to-make drink an incredibly smooth finish.

2 ounces VuQo Premium Vodka
1 ounce champagne
1/2 ounce Chambord

Stir ingredients together. Pour into a champagne glass.

Nutrition score per serving: 207 calories, 11g sugars

X-Rated Bellini

Bellinis are typically super sweet, sugary drinks, but this irresistible version by celebrity party planner and chef Travis London works well for a calorie-conscious diet. Premium French vodka, bursting with the delectable flavors of blood oranges, mango, and passion fruit, stars in this drink alongside mango puree for one can't-put-it-down bevvie.

Rimming sugar
1 1/2 ounces X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 1/2 ounces mango puree
Rose Brut Sparkling Wine

Rim a champagne flute with sugar. Add liqueur, mango puree, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

Nutrition score per serving: 175 calories, 4g sugars

Be Mine Bubbly

Whip up Travis London's tempting thirst-quencher right before a fun night out. Ginger-infused vodka gives the beverage an exotic kick, while agave nectar helps keep the calorie count down.

Rimming sugar
1 1/2 ounces X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ounce SKYY Infusions Ginger
1/2 ounce agave nectar

Rim a champagne flute with sugar. Add liqueur, vodka, agave nectar, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne.

Nutrition score per serving: 201 calories, 7g sugars

Love Island
Filip Wolak

A creation of Igor Zukowiec of ALCHEMIQ Mixology Services, this dreamy cocktail is the perfect V-Day tipple. It's infused with a light, unique floral essence from homemade hibiscus syrup, which is further enhanced by white rum and fruit-flavored water. And—hello!—it's only 60 calories!

1 cup agave nectar
1 cup water
1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
2 ounces white rum
1 1/2 ounces Strawberry-Kiwi Hint Water
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine agave nectar, water, and hibiscus flowers in a pot, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool and strain. Combine 3/4 ounce hibiscus syrup (reserve rest for more drinks) and remaining ingredients together in a mixing cup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Nutrition score per serving: 60 calories

Love Goddess

This flavorful chocolate-y libation will definitely put you in an appropriately flirty mood. Plus, you'll benefit from the antioxidant-packed strawberries.

Red rimming sugar
1 ounce chocolate liqueur
1 ounce X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
3 strawberries, plus 1 slice for garnish
1/2 ounce SKYY Vodka

Rim a martini glass with sugar. Add remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker and muddle strawberries until completely mashed. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass and garnish with strawberry slice.

Nutrition score per serving: 203 calories, 6g sugars

Single Ladies

Tantalize your taste buds with this stimulating tipple, a fusion of citrus and ginger-flavored liqueurs. Single ladies—and taken ones too!—will down this yummy cocktail that tastes sweet but won't sabotage a healthy diet.

1 1/2 ounces TY KU Citrus Liqueur
1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
1 splash white cranberry juice
1 squeeze fresh lime

Shake ingredients together.

Nutrition score per serving: 180 calories, 0g sugars

Will You Be My TY-tini?

Clocking in at less than 100 calories, this concoction swaps out sugary drink mixes for a healthier rendition, plus a splash of diet soda. The result is an impressively low-cal cocktail you'll want to nurse all night long!

1 1/2 ounces TY KU Liqueur
1 1/2 ounces TY KU Soju
1 squeeze lime juice
1 splash Diet Sprite

Shake ingredients together.

Nutrition score per serving: 94 calories, 0g sugars

Single and Ready to Mingle

Nothing says you're single and ready to mingle like this pretty pink brew. Mingle vodka with tart cranberry juice and lemon-lime club soda for a sparkling cocktail that won't expand your waistline.

2 ounces VuQo Premium Vodka
1 ounce sweet and sour mix
1 splash diet cranberry juice
1 splash lemon-lime club soda

Shake ingredients and serve over ice.

Nutrition score per serving: 164 calories, 9g sugars

Melt My Heart Mojito

For a fresh take on the mojito, try this quick and easy recipe. The tart citrus flavors of lemon and orange juice permeate this invigorating brew for a drink that's shockingly low in calories and sugar.

2 ounces TY KU Liqueur
1 splash Sprite
1 squeeze lemon juice
1 squeeze orange juice

Shake ingredients together.

Nutrition score per serving: 81 calories, 0g sugars

Let's Get It On

While this creamy, dessert-like libation appears loaded in fat, it's not as bad as you might think! Choose light whipped cream to slash calories, or skip it altogether for a drink that's still sweet but guilt-free.

1 1/2 ounces TY KU Soju
1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
Light whipped cream, for garnish

Shake Soju and chocolate liqueur together. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream.

Nutrition score per serving: 191 calories, 0g sugars

Raspberry Kiss

Even if you don't get a real kiss on V-Day, you can pucker up to this mouthwatering potion filled with fruity berry flavor. Grenadine syrup gives the drink a festive tinge of color while offering a hint of sweetness too!

1 part Pucker™ Raspberry Rave Vodka
1/4 part grenadine syrup
1 lemon twist, for garnish (optional)
1 cherry, for garnish

Pour vodka into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and slowly pour in syrup so it settles to the bottom. Garnish with lemon twist and cherry.

Nutrition score per serving: 140 calories, 10g sugars

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