Jay Hung is the CEO of Bevvy, a social platform connecting and inspiring cocktail enthusiasts around the world to drink better. As an avid cyclist and fitness nut, health is an immensely important part of his lifestyle—but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to give up a good drink.
Fitness-minded people have a tendency to be a bit obsessive—I say that with great affection, as an avid cyclist myself. We optimize our workouts and diets down to the last second, interval and calorie, to a degree that many people find excessive.
For us though, it’s part of the fun.
One vice that athletes often feel like they have to forgo altogether is, of course, alcohol. While booze certainly isn’t the absolute healthiest thing you can consume, especially if you’re on a strict training regimen and can't afford a hangover, there’s little need to abstain entirely.
These healthy cocktails will keep the calorie count to a minimum, while still tasting just as good.
Vodka Soda130 Calories 1 of 6
The Vodka Soda is an extremely simple, low-calorie mixed drink and it's the favorite of nightclub-goers, dieters, and lazy bartenders. It uses just two ingredients, vodka and (you guessed it) soda water, and you can optionally garnish it with a lime or lemon wedge for an extra bit of citrus. It's refreshing and easy–you can't go wrong.
Old-Fashioned142 Calories 2 of 6
The Old-Fashioned cocktail dates back to the turn of the nineteenth century and is probably the best-known whiskey drink of all time. The Old-Fashioned is a simple drink, consisting of bourbon or rye whiskey, sugar or simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and an orange twist.
Gin and Tonic163 calories 3 of 6
The Gin and Tonic is a classic mixed drink that was originally invented by the British, but has since spread to become a popular mainstay in bars all over the world. It's extraordinarily simple to make, almost impossible to screw up, and perfect for drinking on hot days.
Try to avoid common tonic water brands, as they're typically loaded with sugar and all kinds of flavorings that distract from the key ingredients.
Classic Gimlet173 calories 4 of 6
The classic Gimlet is a simple, three-ingredient drink that most closely resembles its rum-based cousin the Daiquiri—and we always love a cute glass. Some recipes call for bottled lime juice, but we always recommend using fresh-squeezed juice.
Classic Daiquiri190.5 calories 5 of 6
The classic Daiquiri, not to be confused with the tropical version, is a wonderfully simple cocktail consisting of white rum, lime juice, and sugar. That's it. To avoid getting clumps of granulated sugar in your Daiquiri, we recommend using simple syrup.
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