Low Calorie Cocktails Your Guests Will Love

Feb 01, 2013 No Comments by

Who doesn”t love a cocktail? And if it”s a low calorie cocktail even better – bring them on… and just in time for Valentine”s Day too!

Its that time of year again. Every store, website, and catalogue is advertising all things love, pink, and you guessed it -Valentine’s Day.

Instead of wishing you had a valentine for the special day or feeling bitter about this hallmark holiday, make the best of it and throw a “Valentines Soiree”-better yet, make it an Anti-Valentine’s Bash! Either way it gives you a reason to dress up, meet new people, and enjoy a drink or two.

In order to get the party started you are definitely going to need cocktails. The more colorful, the better! Colorful usually means packed with calories and carbs, but not to worry because there are low calorie options sure to keep your guests asking for more.

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The Low-Calorie Cosmo

What you’ll need:


1.5oz Vodka

A splash of lime juice

2 Table spoons of Diet Cranberry Juice

A dash of Splenda for added sweetness

Lime wedge, for garnish


Shake-up all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice and strain into a chilled fancy martini glass. Add a lime wedge for some pizzazz.


The Skinny Margarita on the Rocks

What you’ll need:


2 oz. white tequila (100% agave)

A splash of Triple Sec

2 table spoons fresh lime juice

Lime wedge, for garnish


Add the tequila to a chilled ice-filled glass (preferably margarita style glass. Next, add lime juice and top off with a splash of Triple Sec. Give it a stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and voilà.


Pomegranate Martini a.k.a. PomTini

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What you’ll need:

1 oz. 100% pomegranate juice

1.5 oz Citrus vodka

.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice


Lime wedge, for garnish



Combine the pomegranate juice, vodka,

lime juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. After shaking, strain into a chilled martini glass. Top off with the lime wedge on the edge of the glass.


Cupid’s Tonic

Now this is not as fancy as it may sound. Just a good ol’ vodka tonic with some added pizzazz for the singles out there.

What you’ll need:

1.5 oz Vodka

1 oz Diet Sprite (instead of plain tonic water)

1 strawberry (chopped)

1 slice of a strawberry, for garnish



Add the vodka, diet sprite, chopped strawberry, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Make sure you look nice shaking it because you never know who might be watching. Strain into a chilled glass of your choice and top with a strawberry slice for garnish.

These drinks are sure to keep your guests’ taste buds pleased and their stomachs feeling guilt free. Cheers!


Dating Symbol”s guest blogger today is Parissa Amerinouri who writes for NextDayFlyers, where you can print cool custom envelopes.  She enjoys social media, music, and travel.




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