I'm a beer drinker, I like good beer and I like to try new beers. But I've also been trying to lose weight and cut back on everything, especially the carbs and the empty calories you get from beer.

But I'll find myself out or at a party or other social setting were I want to have a drink and if I drink a six pack of Blue Point Toasted Lager over the course of an evening, that's 1,000+ calories.

So I'm looking for ideas for a simple, low calorie cocktail to replace the beer and save some calories. For example, a Gin Rickey: gin, club soda and lime, simple as it gets and cuts the calories in half.

Thank you, Matthew

(ps: not interested in artificial sweeteners)

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I do like a good bourbon every now and then. I've got a bottle of Pappy that I've been saving for a gathering of friends. But I find it difficult to sip bourbon while watching a sporting event or playing cards in a "game night" setting.

I'm picturing a refreshing beverage in a tall glass....If such a low-calorie, alcohol drink exists!

(thanks for the replies)

Not sure about Calorie count, but you can't go wrong with Scotch, Water, and Whiskey Stones.

I normally drink wine, or straight vodka if I'm having hard stuff. Those are both low-calorie but not exactly cocktails. A lot of classics are pretty light though:

Scotch and soda

Martini

Vodka and fruit juice of choice

Good luck losing that weight.

Thanks! I'm down 40 right now. I recently slid back 5 lbs, but I'm on track again!

When I went low-carb I started drinking vodka and soda with a splash of Rose's Lime Juice.  It is now my default summer drink.  Easy, tasty, and low-carb.

This discussion is starting to remind me of Ron Swanson's "Clear alcohol is for rich women on diets." quote.

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