Sip Smart in the New Year: Low-Calorie Cocktails to Shake Up Your Spirits!

- Posted by Author: Boones in Category: Uncategorized | 1 min read

As we step into a new year, many of us are looking to make healthier choices without sacrificing the joy of a good drink. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or just someone looking for lighter libations, we’ve got you covered with a selection of low-calorie cocktails that are perfect for the season of resolutions!

1. Cucumber Mint Spritzer

2 oz gin
4 cucumber slices
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1 oz fresh lime juice
Soda water
Ice cubes


In a shaker, muddle cucumber slices and mint leaves.
Add gin and fresh lime juice to the shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
Top with soda water and garnish with a cucumber wheel and mint sprig.
Refreshing and light, this cocktail is a crisp alternative to traditional gin and tonics, with the added benefit of being low in calories!

2. Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

2 oz silver tequila
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
0.5 oz agave nectar
1/2 jalapeño, sliced
Salt (for rimming, optional)
Ice cubes

Rim a glass with salt if desired.
In a shaker, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, agave nectar, and sliced jalapeño with ice.
Shake well and strain into the prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a slice of jalapeño.
This zesty margarita delivers a kick of heat and the tartness of grapefruit without the extra calories!

Berry Basil Mojito

2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
5-6 fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
Fresh basil leaves
Soda water
Ice cubes

In a glass, muddle fresh berries and basil leaves.
Fill the glass with ice and add rum, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar.
Stir gently and top with soda water.
Garnish with a berry skewer and a sprig of basil.
Indulge in the fruity goodness of this mojito with the added benefit of antioxidants from the berries.

As you embark on your journey towards healthier choices, these low-calorie cocktails offer a flavorful and guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite spirits. Swing by Boone’s Wine & Spirits to pick up the ingredients for these delightful concoctions and toast to a healthier and happier new year! Cheers to a fresh start and smarter sipping!