I Found a Better-For-You Cocktail Mixer & It Tastes Delicious

Low-calorie cocktails?! We promise you’re not dreaming. 

Let’s discuss one of my favorite topics. Cocktails. I love cocktails. But what I don’t love are the calories that usually come with them. Did you know a Moscow mule could set you back 200 calories, a frosé can climb to 300 calories, and a regular marg on the rocks could be over 500 calories? Say what?!

Since I don’t want to spend all my nights drinking plain old vodka sodas to keep the calories and sugar down, I decided to go look for a better-for-you cocktail mixer because unfortunately I can’t change the calories in alcohol no matter how hard I try. I searched and I taste-tested and I found your new best cocktail friends. (You can thank me later.) Best of all? Each of these mixers is 50 calories or less and they actually taste good! Yes, you read that right. Now go stock up on your favorite spirits and channel your inner bartender

Be Mixed

A zero-calorie mixer? Sign. Me. Up. Be Mixed cocktail mixers are free of sugar, preservatives, gluten, and most importantly, calories. What they aren’t free of, however, is taste. With flavors like margarita, cucumber mint, and ginger lime, you’ll feel like you’ve got your very own live-in bartender. 

BUY FROM: Amazon, $10.93

Fever-Free Tonic Water Mixers

Love you a gin and tonic? Then you need to try this tonic. With an unmatched taste, this will become your go-to mixer for any tonic cocktail.  From plain to elderflower to bitter lemon, you can’t go wrong with these delicate bubbles. 

BUY FROM: Amazon, $23.59 for eight

Owl’s Brew

Love tea? Then you’ll love this tea specifically crafted for cocktails and made from whole tea leaves, fruits, spices, and herbs. Light, fun, and hydrating, these mixers are best served with vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin, or champagne. 

BUY FROM: Amazon, $23.08 (Variety Pack)

Stirrings 5-Calorie Margarita

A 5-calorie margarita with no added sugar or preservatives? Am I dreaming? Nope! This mixer is made with key lime juice and is perfectly light and refreshing. I actually prefer it to the 500-calorie margarita!

BUY FROM: Amazon, $43 for six

Cocktail Crate Sriracha Margarita

Love spicy margs? This mixer will kick your favorite drink up a few notches. Made from fresh, hand-selected ingredients, this will be a party favorite for sure.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $12

McClure’s Bloody Mary Mixer

Made from spicy pickle brine, tomato paste, cucumber juice, and other fresh ingredients, this Bloody Mary mix will be your go-to brunch mixer. Plus, it’s got veggies, so you can detox to retox.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $18

The Hudson Standard Shrub Trio

Ever heard of shrub? Me either. But then I tried it and now I can’t stop thinking about it. Made by blending fruit, spices and apple cider vinegar, shrub is a tart syrup that is both sweet and sour. Plus, it’s got probiotics, so it’s good for your gut! 

BUY FROM: Uncommon Goods, $38 for three 

Hella Bitters Cocktail Set

Wanna feel like you have a cocktail lounge in your home? Try these bitters. Made from delicious things like grapefruit, caramel and ginger, a little bit of bitters goes a long way and are the perfect finish to any cocktail.

BUY FROM: Uncommon Goods, $34.99 for four 

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