Low Calorie Drinks

Carol was on Fox News on December 30th to talk about calories in New Years drinks and if you missed it you can go see the video. We’ll share the printed part with you here.

HOUSTON – While New Year’s Eve celebrations do not always involve adult beverages, most parties include them, so why not avoid gaining too many empty calories by drinking smart?

FOX 26 reporter Natalie Bomke visits Brennan’s of Houston where bar manager Richard Middleton prepares various party drinks and registered Dietitian Carol Lapin evaluates their caloric content.

Amaretto sour** (Sweet and sour mix, almond amaretto liqueur, tequila, orange juice) 421 calories

Bloody Mary** (Vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lime) 120 calories

Chocolate martini** (Vodka, Creme de Cacao) 2.5 1.67 188 calories

Cosmopolitan** (Vodka, Triple Sec, Rose’s lime juice, cranberry juice) 131 calories

Daiquiri** (Light rum, limes, powdered sugar) 137 calories

Gin and tonic** (Gin, tonic water, lime) 189 calories

Hurricane** (Dark rum, light rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, Grenadine, 151 proof rum, cherries, pineapple and sugar 384 calories

Irish coffee** (Irish whiskey, coffee, sugar, whipped cream) 159

Mai Tai** (Dark rum, light rum, sweet and sour mix, grandaine, 151 proof rum, ice) 306 calories

Kamikaze (Vodka, Triple Sec, lime juice) 180 calories

Manhattan** (Whiskey, Vermouth, Bitters) 132 calories

Margarita** (Coarse salt, lime, white Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, crushed ice) 327 calories

Martini** (Gin, dry Vermouth) 119 calories

Mudslide** (Vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, vanilla ice cream) 820 calories

Pina colada** (Malibu run, pineapple juice, cream 312 calories

Rum and coke****) 361 calories

Screwdriver** (Vodka, orange juice) 208 calories

Whiskey Sour** (Whiskey, lemon juice, powdered sugar, cherry, lemon slice) 125 calories

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/health/111230-new-years-eve-drinks#ixzz1iJyMbp4r

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