5 BEST Alcoholic Drinks that Won’t Ruin Your Diet

  • Vodka soda: Enjoy this one ice with lemon, lime or fresh herbs to add flavor.
  • Bloody Mary: A Bloody Mary is a good option if you’re out to brunch. You want to avoid them if they’re made with mixers because this often means you’ll get added sugars and a bunch of additives. A traditional Bloody Mary is made with vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and herbs. While a Bloody Mary has more calories than just a shot of liquor, most of the additional calories are coming from tomato juice, which is actually a healthy mixer thanks to its lycopene content. The drink can be high in sodium, so keep this mind if salt intake is a concern.
  • Vodka with a splash of juice: Ask for a vodka soda and a side of OJ or grapefruit juice. This way you can add a small splash of juice to top off the drink and give it a little extra flavor.