Whether you are making a cocktail at your apartment or ordering one at happy hour, you don’t have to sacrifice taste to stay warm this winter. Trick your taste buds and have a low calorie cocktail inspired by American favorites. Here are 5 warm cocktails that are less than 200 calories.
THE LOW CAL MEXICAN COFFEE
This warm treat is delightful for your mouth and extremely quick to make. If you want to reduce the calories even further you can lower the amount of coffee liqueur added and up the tequila. Pour all the listed ingredients together and enjoy.
6 oz. of hot coffee - 3
1 oz. of coffee liqueur - 91 calories
1.5 oz. of tequila (use your favorite brand) – 97 calories
2 Tbsp. of fat free whip cream Optional (Reddi wip) – 5 calories
HOT CHOCOLATE WITH A KICK
If you’re not the make-it-from-scratch kind of person, then this is the drink for you. Not only will this drink warm your belly, it tastes so good it will leave you wanting another!
1 packet of sugar-free hot chocolate (Swiss miss) – 60 calories
1 Tbsp. Dark Rum – 66 calories
10 Mini Marshmallow (optional) – 20 calories
HOT APPLE PIE
Nothing warms you better than the sweet taste of hot apple cider. This recipe is a really delight. Heat the cider, throw in the agave and lemon juice, and for the finale add rum. You can put the whole cinnamon stick or grate in flakes to add a sweet and savory flavor.
1 oz. apple cider – 15 calories
1⁄8 oz. lemon juice – not enough to count
1⁄2 oz. agave nectar – 32.25 calories
1⁄2 oz. Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum – 34.5 calories
1 cinnamon stick – 17 calories
Calories 95.75 – too good to be true!
The gingerbread toddy will warm you up faster than an electric blanket. Not only will it keep you warm but every sip will fool you into thinking you’re eating a gingerbread cookie. Add all the ingredients below into a cup and stir. If you would like the toddy extra hot, throw your mug in the microwave (with all the ingredients) for 60 seconds.
1 oz. brandy – 64 calories
1 oz. gingerbread liqueur - 103
1 lemon wedge – not enough to care!
8 oz. hot water – 0 calories
Cinnamon stick (optional) - 17 calories
SKINNY IRISH COFFEE
A twist on an old classic and super easy to make. Mix all the ingredients below together and your cocktail is ready for sipping. Who knows, after a couple you might be inspired to turn on a little Flogging Molly and do the Irish jig.
1.5 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey – 103.5
6 oz. coffee – 3 calories
Splenda (optional) – 0 calories
Do you have any other tasty hot drink creations?