Winter brings with it a unique charm and a desire to indulge in cozy, delicious treats. The colder months make us crave warm, comforting drinks that are perfect for sipping by the fireplace.
However, while these drinks may be delicious, they can also be loaded with calories, sugar, and unhealthy ingredients. As a bartender, I know how important it is to offer low-calorie options that allow you to enjoy the winter flavors without the guilt.
The good news is that there are plenty of low-calorie winter cocktails that are just as delicious as their high-calorie counterparts.
These drinks use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a warm and inviting experience that won't break the calorie bank. From fruity and refreshing to spicy and warming, there's a low-calorie winter cocktail for every taste bud.
In this blog post, I'm going to share some of my favorite low-calorie winter cocktail recipes. These drinks are perfect for sipping on a chilly evening or for serving at your next winter gathering.
Whether you're looking for a hot toddy, a mulled wine, or a festive cocktail, I've got you covered. So, grab a cozy blanket, light a fire, and get ready to indulge in some delicious low-calorie winter cocktails.
1. Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas
The Skinny Blood Orange Margarita is a perfect low calorie winter cocktail recipe that is sure to impress your guests. Made with fresh blood orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, this margarita has a sweet and tart taste that is hard to resist. The best part about this cocktail is that it uses liquid stevia instead of simple syrup, making it a healthier option for those watching their calorie intake.
The blood oranges used in this recipe give the cocktail a beautiful dark red color, which is perfect for the winter season. If you can't find blood oranges, you can always substitute with a different orange variety. Overall, the Skinny Blood Orange Margarita is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for any winter occasion.
2. Skinny Margarita
Looking for a low-calorie winter cocktail that won't leave you feeling guilty? Look no further than the Skinny Margarita. Made with fresh lime and orange juice, good quality tequila, and natural agave syrup, this cocktail is a healthier twist on a classic favorite.
The absence of orange liqueur allows the flavors of the tequila to shine through, while the agave syrup balances out the tartness of the citrus. Perfect for sipping on a hot summer day, the Skinny Margarita is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and guilt-free cocktail.
3. White Russian
The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. It's a creamy, dreamy, and delicious cocktail that is perfect for the winter season. The best part? This recipe is a skinny version of the classic cocktail, meaning you can indulge without the guilt.
The recipe swaps out the heavy cream for soy creamer, which only has 20 calories per serving. The addition of a sugar-free caramel syrup on the rim adds an extra hit of flavor to this already delicious cocktail. This is a must-try for any cocktail lover looking for a low-calorie option to enjoy during the winter season.
4. Citrus Rosemary Spritz
The Citrus Rosemary Spritz is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that's perfect for winter parties and brunches. This bubbly cocktail combines Prosecco, citrus, and rosemary simple syrup to create a sweet, sour, and herbaceous flavor that's sure to please any crowd. The drink gets its sweetness from blood oranges, tartness from grapefruit and lime, and a sparkle party from Prosecco.
The rosemary simple syrup adds a light herb flavor that perfectly complements the citrus. This low-calorie cocktail is a great option for those who want to indulge without overdoing it. Don't skip the citrus wedges in the drink – their bitter skin and pith infuse an extra layer of flavor. Overall, the Citrus Rosemary Spritz is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for any winter occasion.
5. Light Citrus Paloma
The Light Citrus Paloma is a refreshing and naturally sweetened cocktail that is perfect for holiday celebrations. Made with fresh orange, lemon, and grapefruit sparkling water or light natural soda, this tequila-based cocktail is a twist on the traditional Paloma recipe.
What sets this cocktail apart is that it is refined sugar-free and can be enjoyed as a mocktail by replacing the tequila with white grape juice or apple juice. The citrusy flavors of this cocktail make it a great choice for a light and refreshing drink during the winter season. If you're looking for a low-calorie cocktail that is both healthy-ish and delicious, the Light Citrus Paloma is definitely worth trying.
6. Keto Mulled Wine
If you're looking for a delicious and healthy winter cocktail, look no further than the Keto Mulled Wine. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to indulge in a warming drink without the added calories and sugar. It's low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, and contains no added sugar, making it a guilt-free treat.
The combination of spices and red wine creates a delicious and complex flavor that is perfect for sipping on a cold winter night. Whether you're on a keto diet or just looking for a healthier alternative to traditional mulled wine, the Keto Mulled Wine is a must-try. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself how delicious and satisfying a low-calorie winter cocktail can be?