Today is international beer day, as if we needed an excuse to have a drink after a long week at work. If there’s one thing we love more than a well-deserved tipple, it’s a low-calorie well-deserved tipple. Now, with restrictions being lifted and socialising back in full swing we know how easy it is to clock up extra calories with evenings and weekends spent at pubs, restaurants and bars. Thus, with the help of our nutritionist Heather, we have ranked a list of the top 10 alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy with peace of mind that you’re not sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Let’s raise a glass to guilt-free drinking. Cheers!
1. Budweiser Bud Light
80kcal for 300ml
A Budweiser light uses the Beechwood Aging to create a light-bodied lager with a refreshing taste.
2. Marstons Premium Resolution Beer
88kcal for 275ml
This premium ale by Marstons is double fermented to turn all the sugar into alcohol to make it both low in carbohydrates and calories.
3. White Wine
101kcal for 125ml
When it comes to wine, the drier the better. Stick to a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to keep the calorie count down.
4. Red Wine
106kcal for 125ml
The rule applies to red's too, for the lowest calories options go for a Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah
5. Skinny Margarita
160kcal for 120ml
Using fresh lime juice instead of a syrup mix and low calorie bubbly mixed slimline sparking water cuts out all of the sugary calories.
125kcal for 66ml
The ultimate classic cocktail. Made to be sipped slowly so you can enjoy just one or two glasses all night
7. Gin and Slimline Tonic
115kcal for 210ml
By swapping normal tonic water for slimline you can cut out around 60 calories per serving
86kcal for 125ml
86 calories for a lovely glass celebratory of bubbly? We'll cheers to that
9. Vodka and Lime Soda
76kcal for 100ml
This drinks low calorie count is down to the zero-calorie mixer, the only calories to be consumed are from the vodka.
10. Whisky on the Rocks
61kcal for 25ml
If you're a fan of spirits, having a neat glass of Whisky over ice is the best choice.