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Wow, we really shot the moon with the last post where I gave you my Top 5 Fitness Tips for Social Drinkers (check it out here). It was quite long, but very thorough. Today’s post will be much more brief, I promise.  What can I say…? I’m passionate about this stuff and I don’t just pack a bunch of FLUFF and BS into my content. I want to offer you something of value for free because I believe in giving first.

As promised, in the “SPIRIT” of giving, today I’m going to share 5 of my favorite low-calorie, nearly sugar-free and all-natural alcoholic drink recipes. They are really EASY to make; you don’t have to be a bartender.

And they are free of all of the artificial sweeteners, sugars and additives that can make a hangover much worse. There’s something for everyone, as I’m trying to hit 1 drink for each of the most popular spirits on the market.

As for me AB (the “hangover pill guy”), I never met a drink I didn’t like. I came across a few that left me feeling under the weather the next day (I did something about that, now didn’t I?), but I never hold a GRUDGE! I have also NEVER uttered the BS proclamation “I’m never drinking again!” Onward…

5 Diet-Friendly Effort-Less Alcoholic Drink Recipes

  1. Old Fashioned
  2. Tom Collins
  3. Paloma
  4. Mojito
  5. Moscow Mule

OLD FASHIONED

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Get your inner Don Draper on with this classic. It’s strong, simple to make and delicious. You say you want to drink straight whiskey in a classy way, without doing shots or chugging from the bottle? This is for you!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 oz Bourbon (Any whiskey or rye can be used)

5-6 dashes Angostura Bitters (orange bitter optional)

1 pack of Truvia

1/2 oz Hot water

Orange zest

Cherry garnish

Prep:

Pour Truvia into a shot cocktail glass, dash bitters on top and add orange zest. You can literally just rip off a piece of orange peel and toss it in. Some craft bartenders might be horrified, but that’s how I do it and it works great. Muddle that mixture aggressively. Pour in the hot/warm water. This brings out the flavors and helps dissolve the Truvia sweetener. You could make Truvia Simple Syrup ahead of time, but I’m too lazy for that. Stir aggressively. Add bourbon and cherry and continue stirring. If you’re high society, now is the time when you fish out the orange peel, but I just leave it in. Pack glass with ice. Toss in a shaker or another cup to chill. Drink up!

The only significant source of calories is the whiskey. Other than that and the bitters, it’s sugar-free.

TOM COLLINS

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Largely considered an “old person’s drink”, this is light, refreshing and delicious. Great for a Florida afternoon when you’re sitting outside. This drink can be made with vodka, if you’re a sissy! All of the people who claim not to like gin, start loving it when I make them this drink.

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 oz Farmer’s Gin (or Titos vodka)

1/2 oz Fresh lime juice

Fill with Zevia Lemon-Lime Twist soda

Garnish with lemon, lime and cherry

Prep:

We love muddling, so we start with the lime juice and lime wedge, adding 1/2 pack of Truvia and muddling a little. This is optional, but really makes the drink. Fill tall glass with ice all the way to the top. Add gin or vodka. Fill with Zevia Lemon-Lime soda. Garnish with lemon and cherry. Enjoy!

Other than lime juice and liquor, this contains no sugars or calories. It’s a great “session” drink that you can enjoy all day without getting too intoxicated.

PALOMA

paloma

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You don’t always have to drink margaritas to get your daily dose of tequila. We love Espolon Silver for this, but you can pick your own poison!

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 oz Espolon Silver tequila

Zevia Grapefruit

Cherry and orange garnish

Prep:

Couldn’t be easier. Fill your glass with ice to the top. Add tequila. Fill with Zevia Grapefruit soda. Garnish with cherry and orange because it’s pretty!

MOJITO

mojito cocktail

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Ingredients:

1- 1 1/2 oz Light rum

1 oz Fresh lime juice

1/2 Truvia pack

Zevia Lemon-Lime soda

8 mint leaves

Lime garnish

Prep:

Muddle lime juice, 1/2 pack Truvia and mint leaves. Add rum and stir lightly. Fill glass to top with ice. Fill with Zevia Lemon-Lime soda. Garnish with one mint sprig and a lime wedge.

The true Cuba Libre because it’s free of sugar and low in calories!

MOSCOW MULE

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Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 oz Titos vodka

Blue Sky Jamaican Ginger Ale

Lime garnish

Prep:

Pack a glass with ice to the top. Add vodka. Fill with Blue Sky soda. This is the best “ginger beer” that’s sugar-free on the market, but you may have to order it online – hard to find in stores. We have used Baritt’s Diet Ginger Beer in the past, which is okay, but it does contain sucralose (an artificial sweetner). Squeeze lime in and garnish with it. Stir and enjoy.

So there you have it. Five drinks that are so simple to make that anyone could do it. They are as sugar-free, low-calorie and delicious as you can get.

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Have a great weekend and stay #LIVERSTRONG!