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Top Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipes

Meet our Hot, Healthy Bartender: Joshua Brandenburg

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After more than 160,000 of you voted for the first-ever SHAPE Hot, Healthy Bartender (see the 3 hot bartenders you eliminated), we put him to work, creating festive, flavor-packed, low calorie drink recipes. What did he come up with? These 8 amazing alcoholic drinks—only one with more than 200 calories (it's not the eggnog!). Learn more about SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender, Joshua.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: Winter Snap

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This vodka cocktail tastes just like a ginger snap cookie. Sip on one of these and you won't have to choose between a mixed drink and dessert. For just 160 calories, you can have both! SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender suggests using organic vodka and real ginger. Get the low calorie drink recipe for the Winter Snap.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: Christmas Cooler

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If you're looking for a truly beautiful mixed drink, serve this gin cocktail at your next soiree. The pomegranate juice and whole blackberries taste amazing and are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: To avoid ruining the gorgeous range of colors, don't stir this cocktail too much.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: The Fire's Aglow

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This is the perfect winter cocktail for sipping by the fire. It's not too sweet, which helps keep calories in check (it has 194). Plus, it just looks sexy. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: A fairly low amount of sugar keeps calories as low as we can go with this winter bourbon drink. Get the low calorie recipe for The Fire's Aglow.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: The Jackrabbit Margarita

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It is possible to make a low calorie margarita. This drink recipe's red grapefruit and carrot juices make it seasonally appropriate and provide a whopping 12 g of potassium for just 162 calories. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: You'd be surprised how good carrot juice is—it's not like you're drinking a carrot at all. Get the low calorie recipe for the Jackrabbit Margarita.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: The Champagne Star

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Greet your guests with this festive Champagne cocktail and it won't matter what you serve for dinner (but these easy recipes will earn you bragging rights). Prep the drink recipe just before a party and then top with Champagne and garnish with star anise as guests arrive. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: C'est magnifique! Get the low calorie recipe for the Champagne Star.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: The Ultimate Egg Nog

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This egg nog recipe uses vanilla chai tea soy milk and honey water to keep sugar and calories in check. The 160-calorie total even includes a little dark chocolate on top. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: The best part of this egg nog recipe? The leftover chocolate for eating, of course! Get the low calorie recipe for the Ultimate Egg Nog.


Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: Hot Apple Pie

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Enjoy a slice of apple pie and a cocktail for 181 calories with this healthy drink recipe. The rum is infused with vanilla, clove and allspice—all the flavors that make apple pie so delicious! SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: This apple pie cocktail is best served hot, of course!  It's a great drink recipe to make in large quantities. Get the Hot Apple Pie drink recipe.

Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipe: Hot Toddy with a Twist

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Packed with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, this hot toddy recipe is the ultimate cold weather drink. Serve it at a small holiday soiree or enjoy one after a long day on the slopes. SHAPE's Hot, Healthy Bartender says: I make this hot toddy all the time for my co-workers at the bar. Get the low calorie recipe for the Hot Toddy with a Twist.