Perhaps it’s an oxymoron to label a cocktail as ‘healthy.’ But wouldn’t you like to save the empty calories for your favorite hearty meal, instead? Selecting from skinny, or low-calorie vodka drinks for summer can help keep your waistline in check while leaving room for an extra serving on your cheat-meal day. Did someone say ‘another slice of pizza’? Count us in! So while these skinny vodka cocktails aren’t exactly on par with your two-hour morning yoga session, they are keeping things in balance. We’re aiming for the timeless sentiment of everything in moderation.
If you’re with us, then let’s dive headfirst into some of our favorite low-calorie vodka drinks for summer. Keep in mind that you don’t have to sacrifice taste when choosing a low-calorie option like Switch Vodka.
CALORIES AND LIQUOR: WHAT’S THE SCOOP?
All alcohol—whether beer, cider, spirits, or wine—is, unfortunately, calorie-dense. Liquor, in general, tends to be high on the calorie charts simply due to its fermentation process. Our favorite weekend drinks are mostly made from natural starches and sugar, which is why alcohol contains around seven calories per gram. To put that into perspective, a pint of 5% strength beer is equivalent to a standard Mars Bar. Insert sad face emoji here. A glass of champagne will set you back about 95 calories. Not exactly a fact we can toast.
Fortunately, there are now low-calorie, low-carb vodka options, so you don’t have to sacrifice your waistline or your favorite mixed spirit. Go ahead. Have a healthy-esque low-calorie vodka cocktail guilt-free.
SWITCH’S LIGHT VODKA
Before we pour ourselves into this comprehensive list of the best light vodka drinks, let’s talk a little bit about the switch up. Switch’s Light Vodka contains fewer calories than the traditional spirit.
If you’re trying to watch your weight and maintain an active lifestyle, Switch Vodka Light is a great choice for the following reasons:
- All-natural with no additives
- Low in calories and carbohydrates
- No sugar
REFRESHING SUMMER VODKA LIGHT COCKTAILS
It’s summer, the perfect time for patio entertaining, BBQs, and suntans. Chill up your summer with these Instagram-worthy, guilt-free drinks. The most enticing summer cocktails make use of fresh fruit, lots of ice, good quality liquor, and an attractive presentation. Summer cocktails should be thirst-quenching, light, and just plain fun!
Try these tantalizing, low-calorie vodka drinks for summer, and let us know what you think!