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These top healthy low calorie alcoholic drinks deliver on flavor! You don’t have to give anything up with these tasty cocktails.

Low calorie alcoholic drinks

Looking to lighten up your drinks? Alcoholic drinks can average 250 calories per cocktail (or more!). One way to reduce calories when it comes to cocktails: drink in moderation. Drink one cocktail per sitting, and you don’t have to worry about calories!

The other rule with cocktails: liquor contributes the most calories. Use less alcohol, and you’ll have less calories! To see how fast calories can add up, here’s a list of calories in alcohol:

  • Calories in Prosecco: 19 per ounce, 57 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in wine: 23 per ounce, 69 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in vodka: 64 per ounce, 192 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in rum: 65 per ounce, 195 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in tequila: 69 per ounce, 207 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in whiskey: 71 per ounce, 213 per 3-ounce drink
  • Calories in gin: 74 per ounce, 222 per 3-ounce drink

Which are the best healthy cocktails to choose? Here’s our list of top low calorie alcoholic drinks with less than 150 calories! These drinks have no flavor trade-offs, but use 0 calorie mixers or clever tricks to deliver massive results. Ready to get started?

And now…healthy low calorie alcoholic drinks to try!

More low calorie drinks: mocktails!

The alcohol is by far the top contributor to calories in cocktails. So for healthy alcoholic drinks, why not consider dropping the alcohol altogether? These delicious mocktails are just as delicious as their liquor-based counterparts:

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Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks: Skinny Margarita & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The skinny margarita is a tasty low calorie alcoholic drink! All you need is 4 ingredients and 5 minutes for this 100 calorie cocktail. 


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) tequila blanco or reposado*
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and maple syrup in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Low calorie alcoholic drinks, Healthy alcoholic drinks

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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