One of my resolutions for 2014 is/was to lose 12 pounds. While I'm employing various tactics to make this a reality (another post for another time), cocktails continue to thwart my efforts. I tried switching to white wine to cut down on the simple syrup/triple sec trap, but it's just not doing it for me. And I can't drink red wine because it triggers my migraines. So, I'm back to looking longingly at the cocktail menu before sighing and ordering my pinot grigio a la Ramona on RHONY.
I'm exploring some low calorie options that don't involve me bringing a bottle of Skinny Girl into a bar with me (two RHONY references, one post!) but am looking for any help I can get. Here are a few ideas I've found on the Interwebs:
- Vanilla vodka and diet ginger-ale: A single shot is less than 100 calories and sugar free. And the diet ginger ale has no calories or sugar. But do bars even stock it?
- Tequila on the rocks with club soda: This, I think I could get behind. Not as delish as my beloved margarita, but with a lime wedge, I might be able to trick myself. Like the vodka above, a shot is about 100 calories.
- Champagne: A lovely option in a lot of ways, but weird at 6pm on a work night. But it's only 85 calories for a glass...probably because those glasses are skinny/tiny. Maybe I should use that as inspiration.
- Gin and tonic: 100 calories in a glass--1 oz gin and 3 oz tonic. This is probably the only one I can ask for without feeling complicated. But ugh, it sounds boring.
Anyone have any standbys? I may want to drink two or three, so...