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The Best Low-Calorie Cocktails for Every Spirit

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You know a vodka soda is body-con, but when you’re really craving some whiskey, the clear sip certainly isn’t going to satisfy—and if you’re going to drink, you should enjoy it.

These tasty classics are the answer. Unless you want to mix your poison with seltzer or drink it on the rocks, a bartender can’t shake or stir you a drink with fewer calories.

*The following calorie counts are based on standard recipes using 80-proof liquor, but keep in mind that a heavy-handed bartender may easily pour an extra 50 to 100 calories into your sip, says Dana White, R.D.

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Absinthe

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Absinthe frappe: 200 calories

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Cognac

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Sidecar: 190 calories

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Gin

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Gimlet: 90 calories [Tweet this drink recommendation!]

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Mezcal

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Smoky negroni: 160 calories

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Rum

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Daiquiri: 125 calories

*No fresh or frozen strawberries or mangoes or anything crazy. We’re talking plain rum and lime juice with simple syrup.

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Pisco

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Pisco Manhattan: 200 calories

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Tequila

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Paloma: 150 calories

*Mixed with lime juice. A paloma with lime juice and grapefruit soda is 170 calories.

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Vodka

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Martini: 120 calories

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Whiskey

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Old fashioned: 160 calories [Tweet this drink rec!]

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