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Ring in the New Year With These Low-Cal Drinks

We're all looking forward to de-stressing from the holidays by kicking back with some friends this New Year's Eve. For many, that also means wining and dining. Those liquid calories from specialty drinks such as chocolate martinis and fruity cocktails can do some serious damage to all the hard work you've been doing to eat right and exercise, so here's a list of low-calorie beverages to choose.

Drink Calories
Dry Champagne (4.1 oz.) 65
Champagne (4.1 oz.) 91
Gin and Tonic (5 oz.) 121
Vodka Tonic (5 oz.) 101
White wine (such as Reisling or Chardonnay (5 oz.) ) 120
Red wine (such as Merlot) (5 oz.) 119
Red wine spritzer (5 oz.) 100
Mimosa (4 oz.) 100
Beck's Premier Light beer (12 oz.) 64
Mike's Hard Lemonade (11 oz.) 98

For a list of high-calorie drinks you want to avoid,

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Drink Calories
Chocolate martini (4 oz.) 438
Pina Colada (6 oz.) 378
Hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps (8 oz.) 380
Hot Buttered Rum (8 oz.) 292
Long Island Iced Tea (8 oz.) 780
White Russian (made with cream) (4 oz.) 425
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (3 oz.) 310
Mulled wine (5 oz.) 200
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot beer (12 oz.) 295

Enjoy that last night of 2008, but please drink responsibly. If you drink, don't drive.

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myystque myystque 8 years
I'm happy to see one of my drinks of choice, gin and tonic, is on the low calorie list. I wonder how many calories the Heineken Lights I drank had?
mod16 mod16 8 years
i bet the calories are good.. but what about the sugar in them fit? i bet some such as mike's hard lemonade are very high in sugar
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Yay for red wine!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Yay for red wine!
jessie jessie 8 years
tequila sunrise's is what i'm drinking tonite! YUM
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually stick with seltzer water or diet soda mixed with vodka. It's pretty low in calories and you can make all sorts of variations with it. millarci--yeah, Long Islands are pretty much pure booze, so that's why they're so high in calories and it's also why they hit you like a ton of bricks. Those things are LETHAL!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually stick with seltzer water or diet soda mixed with vodka. It's pretty low in calories and you can make all sorts of variations with it. millarci--yeah, Long Islands are pretty much pure booze, so that's why they're so high in calories and it's also why they hit you like a ton of bricks. Those things are LETHAL!
millarci millarci 8 years
I had no idea that a Long Island Iced Tea had so many calories!
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