If your idea of a great Valentine’s Day doesn’t include teddy bears and big boxes of chocolate, let us take a guess at what might put you in the right mood. A Valentine’s Day cocktail? Or a romantic cocktail hour for two? If the perfect, romantic cocktail tops your list of things to give or receive, but you also prefer to keep things on the lighter side, let this list of low calorie Valentine’s Day cocktails be your mixology guide.
It doesn’t matter if you are planning a night out with the girls, a romantic dinner date or simply a Netflix and chill kind of Valentine’s Day. These low calorie cocktails will set the right mood and they won’t leave you feeling guilty.
The key to keeping a cocktail low calorie is simple. Say no to sugar. The sugar and carbohydrate content in cocktails is what loads them with calories and what contributes to the night of or day after headache.
But you can keep your cocktails as sweet as your heart desires with a couple of recipe tweaks. These cocktails keep that in mind. Using clear alcohol like vodka or gin and even blanco tequila is also a useful tip when creating a low cal cocktail. Adding sparkling water to champagne or wine to create a spritzer is another.
Rose Lemon Spritzer | Half Baked Harvest
The Best Watermelon Margarita | Minimalist Baker
Raspberry Ginger Mojito | Fit Foodie Finds
Rhubarb Gin Gimlet | Add Tbsp
Blackberry Champagne Cocktail | Food Faith Fitness
What makes a cocktail romantic? It isn’t so much the cocktail or even the feeling you get when you drink them. It is actually the flavor of the cocktail that makes them romantic. We associate certain flavors with love like strawberry or chocolate. Cocktails have romantic flavors too. But the alcohol could also be considered romantic like Rose or gin.
Strawberry Smash Cocktail | Delicious Table
Anti Cupid Cucumber Smash | Greta’s Day
The Paloma | B’s In The Kitchen
Easy Vodka Pomegranate Cocktail | Everyday Dishes
Sugar-Free Sex On The Beach | Low Carb-ology
There are also ways to add sweetness with less sugar, like adding berries and fruit. Even a sugar substitute can be used to create a traditionally really sweet drink like the sugar-free Sex on the Beach below. Browse through this tempting list and pick your love potion. Each cocktail recipe aims to stay around 100 calories per drink. Cheers to a happy Valentine’s Day.
Keto Lemon Drop | Fit Views
Low Carb Cosmopolitan | Nutrition Twins
Vodka Spritzer with Berries | Smart Savvy Living
Salted Ruby | Intoxicologist
Skinny Sangria | Veg Annie