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No-Guilt, Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

Updated on March 8, 2011

Moscow Mule

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 5 oz diet ginger ale
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • handful ice cubes

Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and mix well. Strain out ice, pouring into chilled glasses.

Gin And Tonic

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • 5 oz diet tonic water
  • slice of fresh lime
  • glass of ice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass of ice, garnish with lime.


  • 1 packet Splenda
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 ½ oz white rum
  • glass of ice cubes

Let lime sit to room temperature. Cut into quarters, and put in cocktail shaker, along with Splenda and water. Mash lime with the back of a wooden spoon and mix until dissolved into mush. Add rum and ice cubes, shake well. Pour into glass.


  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 packet Splenda
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ oz light rum
  • 2 oz club soda
  • glass of ice cubes

Pour lime juice into glass. Add mint and Splenda, stir until dissolved. Add rum and ice cubes, followed by club soda. Garnish with a fresh spring of mint.


  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz low-calorie triple sec
  • 2 oz tequila
  • slice of lime
  • kosher salt
  • glass of ice cubes

Add lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and ice to cocktail shaker. Shake well for a slow count of 10. Rub lime along outside rim of glass, then roll in kosher salt, before pouring mixed margarita into glass. Garnish with fresh slice of lime.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • 1/3 oz vodka
  • 1/3 oz rum
  • 1/3 oz gin
  • 1/3 oz tequila
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • diet cola
  • fresh slice lemon
  • tall glass of ice

Dissolve Splenda in water. Add mixture to cocktail shaker, along with all liquors and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into tall cocktail glass filled with ice, add diet cola until filled. Garnish with fresh slice of lemon.


  • 4 packets Splenda
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • fresh orange slices
  • fresh lemon slices
  • fresh lime slices
  • fresh peach slices
  • fresh grapes
  • 1 bottle wine
  • club soda

Dissolve Splenda into water. Add to pitcher, with fruit slices and grapes (white for red wine, red for white wine), and bottle of wine. Stir, then chill. Top pitcher with drizzle of club soda just before serving.


  • 3/4 small flute champagne
  • 1/4 flute peach puree

Spoon peach puree in bottom of champagne flute. Fill to top with champagne.

Also, look into sugar-free, low-calorie cocktail mixes such as Baja Bob's, perfect for low-carb dieters, Weight Watchers members, or just those diet-conscious social drinkers!


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      louromano 5 years ago

      Nice information ! Great hub,

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      ASD 6 years ago

      I love diet ginger ale & vanilla vodka! Yum...

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      Jongin 6 years ago

      Yeah me too! I pregame the Long Island Ice tea with Voli Spirits and fresh squeezed lemonade. I never get hangovers with Voli

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      Alana 6 years ago

      Mare I totally agree! We bought some for our Halloween party from Sam's club to make some seasonal drinks and it was perfect! Everybody loved the drinks and said how smooth it was. Voli is a winner for me.

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      Alison Roberts 6 years ago

      Mmmm that Moscow Mule is amazing. I even made it with Voli vodka, and it's even more guilt free, because it has almost half the calories of normal vodka! so good, I think I'll have another!

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      Marie 6 years ago

      LOVE IT! I've never had Ty Ku but I have had Voli Light Vodka, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It's low calorie and so delicious! Try it, I'm sure you'll love the healthy alternative! :)

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      powerofknowledge1 6 years ago

      Great hub!

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I just tried the Moscow mule with soju instead of vodka. TY KU is saying it's a lot less calories than Vodka. Anyone know if its true?? it actually tastes amazing. Abby G, ill b trying their liqueur soon!!

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      Kevin 7 years ago

      Good stuff. I always use fresh juices to cut some calories when I make drinks.

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      Abby G. 8 years ago

      My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed these recipes! They are all awesome and I highly recommend anyone to try them, especially since we all know in summertime, excessive calories are never our friend. Another favorite of mine is a sub for a margarita. Its made with TyKu Liqueur, tequila, lime squeezes and some soda. Very refreshing and if made right, it's less than 100 calories!

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      Curious Traveller 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Gin and tonic is one of my favourite and most refreshing drinks. You have a lot of great ideas here, however. Great Hub.

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      Julie-Ann Amos 9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      great hub thanks, am linking to it from mine on bar tools

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      mike king 9 years ago from california


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      tanya tequila 9 years ago

      guilt free alcohol doesn't equal guilt free drunk sex

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      You've got some of my favorites here. I'm glad to know they can be made "guilt free"!

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      lenkir 10 years ago

      Thank you for the great ideas! Patio drinking guilt free days here I come!

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      joniki 10 years ago from manassas

      I'll have one of each please :-)

      Nice work