Drink, Be Merry and Rejoice! Our Guide to Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

We’re not suggesting you turn into some sort of Dickensian drunk. Being the semi-responsible adults we are at NuBeginnings, we will always help steer you on the right path.

Christmas is here – well almost (if you were to believe the adverts it started six months ago but that’s beside the point). Of course, with the yuletide comes the red nosed cheer of parties, tidings of joy and all round festive cheer.

The sad news is ……….. alcohol is full of empty calories, as you may already know. However, like the pragmatic mother preaching safety over complete abstinence, here is a list of our favourite low calorie alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy over the Christmas period.Low calorie alcoholic drinks

Vodka and Cranberry

Cranberry juice is quite a nice drink and with a kick of vodka can be quite an enjoyable tipple. The red colour does have a certain Christmas charm and it’s not too indulgent, but it’s a drink that still allows you to let your hair down.

Hard Cider Recipe

Do you have a juicer machine?? Most of us do somewhere gathering dust. It can be used to make a wonderful cider like drink that’s relatively healthy and will also satisfy your sweet tooth. Using a few apples and a shot of vodka you can make a healthier and tastier alternative to the in-store version of cider. Simply, juice the apples and add one 35ml shot of vodka to about 200ml of juice.

Vodka and Soda

Unlike vodka and tonic, which is quite high in calories, vodka and soda is relatively slim line, with most of the calories coming from the vodka.

Alternatively, you can also use soda water to dilute your white wine and create a spritzer. As you may already know, dry white wines are lower in calories and sugar than the sweet equivalents.


If you do fancy a cocktail and who could blame you, there are some tricks to lower the calories. If the cocktail uses a lemonade mixer, why not ask for a few dashes of club soda as a replacement. You can always add diet drinks, but these tend to be full of sweeteners and that’s a whole different ball game of things to think about.

It’s important to enjoy yourself at Christmas and it’s up to you to decide on what you drink and how much. These options are just to give you some ideas that are both tasty and limit the intake of calories, meaning you can enjoy a few drinks over the festive season. Just be sure to drink plenty of water.