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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.
Absinthe frappe: 200 calories
Smoky negroni: 160 calories
Daiquiri: 125 calories
*No fresh or frozen strawberries or mangoes or anything crazy. We’re talking plain rum and lime juice with simple syrup.
Pisco Manhattan: 200 calories
Paloma: 150 calories
*Mixed with lime juice. A paloma with lime juice and grapefruit soda is 170 calories.
A liquor on the rocks or mixed with soda is kind on your thighs, but when you’re looking for something more fun and flavorful, order one of these light options
Make one of these drinks your go-to order when you want something body-con but more flavorful and fun than vodka soda.