Bethenny Frankel isn't the only one who can bring you a skinny cocktail. Here at Guest of a Guest, we understand the importance of keeping the party going all day and all night (especially now thanks to the Koch brothers), while still having to look good in your beachwear and party frocks. So now you'll feel free to have another cocktail (Unless you're getting behind the wheel, of course). Just swap it out for one of these summer substitutions. By the pool or by the bar, you'll be thanking us later for the suggestions - even if your hangover isn't the next morning. But hey, that's not our fault. We're just saving you a few calories. What you do after you down the drinks is all up to you.
Instead of a... Cosmo: 251 calories
Try a... Sour Apple Martini: 160 Calories
(2.5 oz. sour mix and .75 oz each vodka and sour apple liquer)
SAVE: 91 Calories each drink
Instead of a... Long Island Iced Tea: 323 Calories
Try a... Tequila Sunrise: 209 Calories
(6.5 oz. orange juice, 1 oz. tequila and a splash of grenandine with ice)
SAVE: 114 Calories each drink
Instead of a... Margarita: 338 Calories
Have a... Mojito: 132 calories
(1.5 oz rum, .5 oz lime juice, 2 tsp sugar, and crushed mint with ice)
SAVE: 206 Calories each drink
Instead of a... Tom Collins: 208 Calories
Have a... Gin and Tonic: 105 Calories
(1 oz gin and 3 oz tonic with ice)
SAVE: 103 calories each drink
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Instead of a... Pina Colada: 490 Calories
Have a... Mimosa: 130 Calories
(4 oz champagne, 2 oz orange juice, orange to garnish)
SAVE: 360 Calories each drink
Other low-cal drinks to try:
Bloody Mary: 120 calories
(1.5 oz vodka, 1/2 cup tomato juice (we prefer Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix), lemon juice and Tabasco sauce to taste. Celery stick and lime for garnish.)
*TIP: Want to make it a Virginia Bloody Mary? Add Old Bay seasoning around the rim and throw a shrimp on the edge for garnish. Don't think of it as extra calories - think of it as an appetizer!
Sangria: 155 Calories (in an 8 oz glass)
1 bottle of red wine, 1 shot of brandy, 2 cups club soda, 1 lemon cut into wedges, 1 orange cut into wedges, 2 tbsp sugar, any other fruit choices.
Mint Julep: 115 Calories
(4 or more mint sprigs, 2.5 oz bourbon whiskey, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp water)
Perfect for the polo - or just having a Pretty Woman moment
The Sarah Mandato: 138 Calories
2 oz of vanilla vodka on the rocks
The G of G newsletter editor doesn't mess around, but knows how to keep those calories in check.
Winner for our favorite diet drink? A nice glass of Rose. Because with only 79 calories in a 3.5 oz glass, it's Rose All Day for us, baby...