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Emmy-Inspired Low-Calorie Cocktails


This Sunday is the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have found the perfect low-calorie cocktails for your viewing party. These three Emmy-inspired drinks are completely different from one another, but it’s clear who the star of the show is: light ginger beer. At 60 calories a serving, Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer is a great solution for slim sipping. Sweetened by natural fruit juice instead of cane sugar, this ginger beer has 42 percent fewer calories without sacrificing flavor. Mix up one, or try all of these drinks and vote for your favorite Emmy cocktail.

And if you really want to show your support for your favorite series, check out these primetime-inspired cocktails—there's everything from 30 on the Rocks to the Draper and even a cocktail named for this year’s Emmy host: Jimmy Kimmel’s Kimmel and Juice.

Primetime TV Tumbler
147 calories

1 1/2 ounces Shellback Spiced Rum
1/4 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce light ruby red grapefruit juice
3 ounces Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer
Lime wedge, squeezed for garnish

Build in a glass over fresh ice. Squeeze lime over cocktail and drop in. 

104 calories

1 ounce Camarena Silver Tequila
1/4 ounce Crème de Cassis
1 ounce apple juice
1/2 ounce light cranberry juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Lemon wheel, for garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with floated lemon wheel. 

Related: Thirsty for more? Try these 11 new healthy cocktail recipes.


Red Carpet Rendezvous
142 calories

2 cucumber wheels 
2 blackberries
1 1/2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila 
1 ounce lemon juice 
1 teaspoon agave nectar 
2 ounces Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer 

Muddle cucumber and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar, and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with cucumber wheel. 

What shows will you be rooting for this weekend, and what will you be sipping while you watch?

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.


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