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Cocktails while on a diet?

What are your favorite lower calorie cocktails while you are out? I cant bring myself to drink things mixed with diet coke, so I am looking for other options.

Mon. Feb 5, 1:20pm

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red wine but has to be high end or it will stain your teeth and give you a headache.

martinis really do it. none of the frou frou ones. Straight up with 3 large olives.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 1:21 PM

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There's a thread of diet-friendly cocktails which might help you, linked below (search "cocktail" if it doesn't work).

New favorite: raspberry-flavored vodka, seltzer, twist of lime


Monday, February 05, 2007, 2:00 PM

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bloody mary - tomato juice is one of the lowest-calorie juices.

light beer - I'm not the hugest beer fan, so it takes me awhile to drink, and a light beer has between 80 and 120 cals.

vodka and DIET tonic - only available at certain restaurants, or the grocery store. Regular tonic water is just like regular soda - tons of sugar and calories. But diet tonic has no calories.

Dirty martini - vodka and olive juice. Though, the olive juice probably has a lot of olive oil; I have no idea.

I agree with the red wine, but I disagree with the "must be high end or it will stain your teeth and give you a headache." Well, that's probably true if you're drinking a bottle in a sitting! But, a glass or two, I've never had it stain my teeth (if this is a problem, try brushing your teeth or at least rinsing your mouth recently before you drink; my dentist told me to do this before I have coffee). I happen to LOVE Barefoot Zinfandel, which is about $6.50/bottle at my grocery store.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 2:59 PM

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If you don't want to worry about staining your teeth, you could just drink white wine instead of red. A 5-oz glass of chardonnay is about 110 calories.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 3:41 PM

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Take that same glass of chardonnay and halve it - then fill the glass with sparkling water or club soda. Tastes great, half the calories (and zero hangover)

Monday, February 05, 2007, 4:10 PM

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Beck's Light--tastier than Amstel and only 60 calories

Red wine is always good

Get your martini dry versus dirty.

And it's always good to down loads of water and/or diet soda before, during, and after.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 4:12 PM

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My favorite is Smirnoff Orange vodka and Sprite Zero ( 0 cals 0 carbs and all the flavour) It's about 68 calories a glass and tastes fantastic!

Monday, February 05, 2007, 4:43 PM

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and again, weird! there was a comment posted at 441, but it's no longer here. hmmm...

Monday, February 05, 2007, 4:43 PM

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If you don't want to worry about staining your teeth, you could just drink white wine instead of red.

Only assuming that you don't care whether you're drinking white or red wine! Some people's personal preference based on taste would be to never touch one or the other.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 5:16 PM

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See, as fas I know - No bars carry sprite zero or diet tonic.

Monday, February 05, 2007, 8:26 PM

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