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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,


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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