WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Next time you are thirsty for a cocktail, consider these low-calorie options.
You don't have to feel like you're breaking your diet next time you're at happy hour - just look for one of these low-calorie beverages.
Renowned natural food chef and mixologist Bethenny Frankel invented the Skinnygirl Margarita, containing 100 calories per four-ounce serving. The delicious, light drink consists of clear tequila, juice from three lime wedges and a splash of triple sec. After the Skinnygirl Margarita’s positive reviews, Frankel also developed the Skinnygirl Sangria, with only 134 calories per five-ounce serving, consisting of a natural fruit essence and white grapes. Skinnygirl beverages can be found in liquor stores throughout Orange County. :: skinnygirlcocktails.com
Low-Cal Drinks at Yard House
Yard House added six new low-calorie beverages to its drink menu, ranging from 115 to 176 calories. Drinks include the Ruby X, the Lite Lemon Drop and the Citrus Crush, containing ingredients like vodka, tequila, fresh mint leaves, and fresh grapefruit. :: yardhouse.com
Light Cocktails at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
In May 2011, BJ’s introduced its Enlightened Menu, containing entrees under 565 calories and cocktails under 130 calories. The refreshing cocktails include Skinny Rita, Guilt-Free Cosmo and Mojito Lite. :: bjsbrewhouse.com
Spa-Tinis at Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s offers five new delectable cocktails, all less than 200 calories. Drinks include the Skynny Blood Orange Cosmo, Skinny Rita, Lean and Green, Antioxidant Me, and Red Velvet. :: mortons.com
Skinny Cocktails at The Cheesecake Factory
The restaurant recently introduced five new skinny cocktails of 150 calories or less: Long Island Iced Tea, red or white sangria, Skinny Margarita, Mojito, and the Cosmopolitan. :: thecheesecakefactory.com